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AP Source: Billy Butler and A's Reach 3-Year Deal

3 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent designated hitter Billy Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract.

Bargain Free Agents the Oakland A's Should Keep on Their Radar

Year after year, the Oakland Athletics organization plucks players out of the bargain bin only to see them outperform expectations and contribute more than most expected. It's that funny concept called "moneyball." This year they face...Show More Summary

Dodgers Set to Hire Farhan Zaidi, a Small-Market Executive, as G.M.

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Zaidi has worked in consulting, in business development for a division of a sports magazine, and in the Oakland Athletics’ front office for the last 10 years.

Farhan Zaidi officially hired to be Dodgers general manager

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Farhan Zaidi was officially named the Dodgers general manager. Zaidi, a former assistant general manager of the Oakland Athletics, will be introduced Friday at a news conference at Dodger Stadium.

Former MLB Pitcher Brad Halsey Dies at Age 33

Former New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics pitcher Brad Halsey has died at the age of 33. O'Connell Sports, a management agency that previously represented the southpaw hurler, first reported the shocking news Tuesday night. Show More Summary

Dodgers Name Farhan Zaidi New GM: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The Extra 2% meets Moneyball meets a whole lot of money. The Los Angeles Dodgers' front office overhaul continued Tuesday night, as Ken Gurnick of the team's official website reported that Oakland Athletics assistant general managerShow More Summary

Farhan Zaidi to be named Dodgers general manager

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Farhan Zaidi, assistant general manager of the Oakland Athletics, will be named general manager of the Dodgers this week, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because a formal announcement hasn’t been made.

Oakland Athletics Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

Oakland's remarkable (and disheartening) second-half collapse in 2014 culminated with a heartbreaking loss to Kansas City in the AL Wild Card Game. In some ways, it was a fitting end to the season, one that saw the A's look unbeatable...Show More Summary

Jose Canseco Blows Off Middle Finger while Cleaning Gun

Jose Canseco blew off the middle finger of his left hand Tuesday afternoon while cleaning his handgun at home. The former Oakland Athletics slugger was taken to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where doctors said that no matter what they do, he will never have full use of his finger again. Show More Summary

Report: Former Baseball Star Jose Canseco Accidentally Shot At Home

Jose Canseco was injured in an accidental shooting at his home, 8 News Now is reporting. The former Oakland Athletics slugger was at his house in east Las Vegas when the shooting occurred. Canseco accidentally shot himself in the hand, according to KTNV's Spencer Lubitz. Show More Summary

Essay: When the Earth Shook and the Series Stood Still

4 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Dave Stewart, the Diamondbacks’ general manager, grew up in East Oakland and pitched for the Athletics in the 1989 World Series that was interrupted by the Loma Prieta earthquake.

Brandon Moss Injury: Updates on Athletics Star's Recovery from Hip Surgery

Oakland Athletics slugger Brandon Moss underwent surgery to repair his torn right hip labrum Thursday, but he's expected to be ready for the start of spring training in 2015. The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser has the details: Slusser...Show More Summary

World Series earthquake still a jarring experience 25 years later

Twenty-five years ago this week, the Bay Area was preparing for a baseball game at Candlestick Park and a World Series that would showcase the two local teams, the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. But the Bay Area World Series became known for something else just as Game 3 was about to start. The […]

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Diamondbacks Hire A’s Coach as Manager

last monthSports / Baseball : Bats

Arizona hired the Oakland Athletics’ bench coach, Chip Hale, as its manager to replace Kirk Gibson.

Diamondbacks Hire A's Bench Coach Hale as Manager

last monthSports / Baseball : Bats

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Oakland Athletics bench coach Chip Hale as their next manager.

Oakland A's: State of the Franchise at the Start of the 2014-15 Offseason

My fellow Oakland A's fans: This week, we have seen two sweeps in the ALDS. Two World Series favorites were knocked out. One game ended in a walk-off. Another went 18 innings. Unfortunately, none of those games involved the Athletics. Tonight,...Show More Summary

The 5 Most Heartbreaking Games of the Oakland Athletics' Stretch Run

A season that began with so much promise ended with the Oakland Athletics skidding into the last wild-card spot then heading home after a marathon game that seemed to sum up the year as a whole. The A's were 72-44 on August 9, four games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels and outscoring opponents by nearly 100 runs more than the next-best team. Show More Summary

Major League Baseball Roundup

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Bench coach Chip Hale was granted permission from the Oakland Athletics to interview for managerial openings with the Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks.

John Lackey's Postseason Pedigree Paying Big Dividends for Cardinals

Past postseason success doesn't necessarily equal future postseason success. Just ask Jon Lester, who entered his start in the Oakland Athletics' do-or-die wild-card playoff Sept. 30 with a sterling October resume, yet coughed up six...Show More Summary

The week's best photojournalism

Cattle rest under a setting sun on the Great Hungarian Plain in Hortobagy, east of Budapest. | (REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh) Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Luke Gregerson sits in the dugout as Kansas City Royals fans celebrate above him after Oakland lost 9-8 in the American League wild-card playoff game. Show More Summary

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