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Paul Blackburn, Seth Brown headline list of Athletics players eligible for arbitration

Friday is the date where clubs must exchange offers with their arbitration eligible players

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Zack Gelof

Zack Gelof didn’t make his major league debut until the middle of July, but quickly emerged as one of the team leaders.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Brent Rooker

Brent Rooker represented the A’s in the 2023 All-Star Game highlighting a monstrous season, and he’ll look to build off that with more expectations heading into 2024.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Ryan Noda

A consistent season for the rookie first baseman

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Lawrence Butler

Lawrence Butler began the 2023 season with a good showing in Spring Training and then advanced three levels to make his major league debut with the Athletics.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Esteury Ruiz

Esteury Ruiz rewrote the franchise record book for stolen bases by a rookie, but still has work to do with the rest of his game.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: JJ Bleday

The former top pick has the skillset to make good on the A.J. Puk trade.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Kevin Smith

Another piece of the Matt Chapman trade, gone and soon forgotten.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Seth Brown

Seth Brown, the lefty power hitting utility man, had a down 2023 season compared to recent standards, but could still be the next A’s player to be dealt at some point.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Jordan Diaz

The contact-oriented, position-less Diaz must prove he can hit and defend at the major league level this year or risk getting left behind.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Nick Allen

Since 2021, Nick Allen has been labeled as a defensive god at shortstop whose bat may struggle to adapt at the MLB level, and 2023 was still no different.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Tyler Soderstrom

Soderstrom struggled during his first MLB chances in 2023 but is still very much a work in progress

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Shea Langeliers

Langeliers impressed in his first full season behind the dish, and he looks to have all the makings of a solid two-way catcher going forward.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Ken Waldichuk

Ken Waldichuk’s 2023 season got off to a disastrous start, but he showed some promise over the final two months of the season. However, an elbow injury clouds his future heading into 2024.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Freddy Tarnok

Freddy Tarnok was another key piece of the Sean Murphy trade, but his first season with the Athletics was marred by injury.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: JP Sears

Sears was a diamond in the rough for the A’s 2023 season, and he projects to be the teams ace going forward.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Mason Miller

Mason Miller had an electric debut, but was put on the shelf by another injury and will enter the 2024 season in the A’s bullpen.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Hogan Harris

The southpaw has the burden to prove next year he’s as ready for the majors as any other young A’s pitcher.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Kirby Snead

Kirby Snead was slowed by a shoulder injury to start the season and never really found his footing.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Joey Estes

Joey Estes was another A’s pitching prospect that made his debut in 2023.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Joe Boyle

Big Joe Boyle has the stuff to match up with anyone and is ready to prove his command issues are behind him.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Luis Medina

Luis Medina showed glimpses of excellence in his rookie 2023 season after being acquired in a deal the A’s won a year after the fact.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Easton Lucas

New lefty to the A’s made his debut last year

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Paul Blackburn

Paul Blackburns 2023 may not have gone as planned, but the veteran is still worth a starting rotation spot going forward.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Sean Newcomb

Sean Newcomb joined the A’s late into the 2023 season, but the lefty showed enough to potentially be a larger part of the A’s pitching staff come 2024.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Devin Sweet

I’m sweet on Sweet’s chances to be the A’s next breakout reliever.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Lucas Erceg

Lucas Erceg overcame plenty of obstacles to reach the majors and emerged as a key piece of Oakland’s bullpen.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Buddy Kennedy

The A’s took a flyer on Buddy Kennedy at the end of the season, but he never made it to the major league level.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Jonah Bride

Here comes the Bride, ready for his long-awaited breakout.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Angel Felipe

The A’s took a flyer on Angel Felipe and he produced some decent results before a sprained elbow ended his season in August.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Zach Jackson

Zach Jackson pitched well out of the bullpen for the A’s in 2023 before injuries ended his season.

2023 Athletics Season in Review: Dany Jimenez

Though often injured, the righty looked dangerous when healthy last season.