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Oakland Athletics

Prior to Tuesday night’s game, the first of two against the Dodgers, Bob Melvin gathered the A’s for a team meeting. “There’s still a lot to play for here,” the Oakland manager told his squad, and the Athletics went on to win thanks to a Sonny Gray shutout. It was more »

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Oakland Athletics

Just when you thought you’d gotten used to the Oakland A’s pattern of flipping prospects for major league-ready talent, Billy Beane just decided to switch things up again. With days to spare ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, the A’s have now completed swaps for all three of their expected trade chips. more »

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Lew Wolff is listed on the Oakland Athletics website as an owner and managing partner. The real estate magnate and hotel owner was of course the head of the partnership that purchased the team in the Spring of 2005. Wolff’s name is the one we hear the most when it more »

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July 5, 2014 Traded Billy McKinney, Addison Russell, Dan Straily and cash to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija. July 31, 2014 Traded Yoenis Cespedes and a 2015 competitive balance round B pick to the Boston Red Sox. Received Jonny Gomes, Jon Lester and cash. August 31, more »

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The A’s lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Thursday afternoon in a game Scott Kazmir was originally scheduled to start. The bigger news of the day of course was that Oakland made the first major move of the trade season, dealing Kazmir to the Houston Astros in exchange for two prospects: right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden more »

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The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays have been a curious embodiment of extremes. Led by perennial superstar José Bautista and former-Athletic Josh Donaldson, the Jays have scored an astronomical, major league-best 498 runs this season, 80 more than the next best team. And yet, Toronto sits at exactly .500, currently tied more »

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The A’s embarked on an offensive onslaught Sunday afternoon against the Twins, smashing a season-high five home runs en route to a 14-1 victory to take the series. Former Athletics lefty Tommy Milone ran into a buzz saw of a lineup on a warm day, being knocked out of the more »

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Like a dramatic movie that starts off slow and ends with a surprising turn of events, the A’s turned a pitcher’s duel into a roller coaster of late theatrics en route to their second walk-off win of the season Saturday night. Numerous scouts salivating over pitcher Scott Kazmir saw the southpaw take a more »

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The A’s will be moving soon. No, not to a new ballpark, or from Oakland, but either up in the standings or out of town for some of the players. With the worst record in the American League at (41-50), the only way the A’s could possibly move is up, and more »

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If he hadn’t been pitching Sunday in Cleveland, Oakland ace Sonny Gray would have been a prime candidate to start the 2015 All-Star Game Tuesday in Cincinnati. In true all-star form, Gray toed the rubber against reigning AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber and earned a shutout in his team’s first half more »

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