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Why Trading Yunel Escobar Was the Oakland Athletics' Best Move of the Offseason

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane has had the busiest offseason of any GM, making nine trades involving 27 players in total. His most recent deal, swapping shortstop Yunel Escobar for Washington Nationals relief pitcher Tyler...Show More Summary

Sean Doolittle Injury: Updates on Athletics Closer's Shoulder and Recovery

The Oakland Athletics have jettisoned more than a few players integral to their recent success, but losing Sean Doolittle wasn't a part of the plan. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the A's closer has a small...Show More Summary

How Data Can Make Our Cities Safer and Smarter

Michael Lewis' book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, documents how the Oakland Athletics, a baseball team with a near league low $40 million payroll, won over 100 games by focusing on the most valuable, not the most expensive, skills. Show More Summary

Jonny Gomes Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Free Agent OF

After splitting time between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics in 2014, free agent Jonny Gomes is reportedly attracting interest from the Atlanta Braves.'s Mark Bowman provided the news: Gomes hit a combined.234/.327/.330 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 112 games between the Red Sox and A's last season. Show More Summary

Oakland Athletics: Biggest Winners and Losers from the Offseason

The Oakland Athletics' offseason has been...busy, to say the least. After a myriad of moves, fans and analysts continue to debate whether the A's will remain contenders or fail to finish above.500. Some say they're winners, because doubting Billy Beane is foolish. Show More Summary

Oakland Athletics' Top 10 Prospects for 2015

Addison Russell was viewed as the only potential star in Oakland's farm system headed into 2014, but that obviously changed when he was dealt in early July to the Cubs in the Jeff Samardzija -Jason Hammel trade. Outfielder Billy McKinney,...Show More Summary

Appeals court rejects San Jose's antitrust case over A's

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A Bay Area battle over the Oakland Athletics took a new turn Thursday as a federal appeals court sided against the city of San Jose.

Yunel Escobar to Nationals: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Just days after acquiring Yunel Escobar, the Oakland Athletics have flipped the veteran shortstop to the Washington Nationals. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman first reported the news, and the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin confirmed it: William...Show More Summary

A's trade Yunel Escobar to Nationals, per report

The A's remain busy this offseason, spinning another recently acquired asset. The Oakland Athletics have traded the recently acquired Yunel Escobar to the Nationals per CBS Sports' Jon Heyman and confirmed by Nationals reporter William Ladson. Show More Summary

Playing Contender or Pretender with MLB's Most Active Teams This Winter

Some MLB executives just never seem to leave the office. Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane and Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein both fit that description. While their respective clubs have been among...Show More Summary

Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar Traded to A's for John Jaso and Daniel Robertson

The Oakland Athletics' impressive roster overhaul continued Saturday, as they announced a trade to acquire Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays: Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle initially reported the news,...Show More Summary

A’s Add Depth in Infield in Trade With the Rays

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Oakland Athletics acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar and the versatile infielder Ben Zobrist, a two-time All-Star, from the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday for catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers.

A’s Get Zobrist and Escobar From Rays for Jaso and Minor Leaguers

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

After spending much of the offseason dealing away stars, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane added one for a change.

A's get Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar from Tampa Bay Rays

The busy Oakland Athletics have acquired infielders Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Athletics set to acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar from Rays, per report

Ben Zobrist appears to be heading to the Oakland A's in a big trade that will also see Yunel Escobar, John Jaso and Daniel Robertson switch teams, according to reports. The Oakland A's are "on the verge" of making a trade with the Tampa...Show More Summary

A's surprise 6-year-old Blue Jays fan after trading for her favorite player

Six-year-old Amelia was crestfallen when the young Blue Jays fan found out her favorite player, Brett Lawrie, was traded to the Oakland Athletics. Last month she had an unforgettable moment when the MLB star treated her to an afternoon of pizza, and now the A's have done something of their own. Note from @Athletics. Show More Summary

A Fan's Christmas Wish List for Athletics in 2015

Dear Santa, I don't want too much for Christmas. There are just a few things I would love to see. I don't even care about the presents underneath my Christmas tree. I just want you to do a few things for the Oakland Athletics. Please make the following wishes come true. Show More Summary

Previewing 10 Heated MLB Position Battles After Pile of Offseason Moves

It sure has been a busy MLB offseason. Nearly all the impact free agents have signed big-money deals, and teams like the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres have been ripping off trades at a ridiculous rate. All...Show More Summary

Billy Beane Continues to Sell High on A's 2014 All-Stars with Derek Norris Deal

And so the Oakland Athletics tear-down continues. General manager Billy Beane made yet another trade Thursday evening, sending All-Star catcher Derek Norris to California neighbors, the San Diego Padres, for a return of younger players...Show More Summary

MLB Teams Most Desperately Needing a Big Splash Before It's Too Late

Let's be honest—for some MLB clubs the offseason has been puzzling at best and downright disastrous at worst. Take the Oakland Athletics, who have spent the winter selling off all of the team's most valuable assets. On the other endShow More Summary

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