A’s 2015 Fan Fest Finale

After a tumultuous offseason in which the Athletics completely overhauled their roster in a barrage of jaw-dropping trades and head-scratching acquisitions, the loyal fan base came out in force on a stormy Sunday afternoon to support their club and get some answers. Billy Beane opened his eighteenth offseason as GM of the A’s wheeling and dealing as aggressively as he more »

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Beane Does it Again: A’s Acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar from Tampa Bay Rays

Never underestimate Billy Beane. A few weeks after lighting up the Hot Stove by dealing away stars Josh Donaldson, Derek Norris, and Brandon Moss, he flipped the script on Saturday morning. acquiring versatile infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for John Jaso and minor leaguers Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell. Robertson, of more »

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A’s Trade Brandon Moss to Cleveland for 2B Prospect Joey Wendle

Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s front office continued their off season rebuilding project Monday by trading All Star 1B/DH Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians. The deal, rumored for the past week, was finally completed this morning for Double-A second baseman Joey Wendle. Wendle, a 24-year old left-handed hitter, batted .253/.311/.414 with eight homers and 50 RBI last season more »

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Beane Stuns Again: A’s Ship Josh Donaldson To Toronto For Brett Lawrie, Three Others

Well, the most unpredictable general manager in the game has done it yet again. Billy Beane traded 2014 A.L. All-Star Josh Donaldson from the Oakland A’s to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Brett Lawrie, pitchers Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman and Single-A shortstop prospect Franklin Barreto. On the surface, it doesn’t really matter WHAT the A’s would more »

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A’s Sign Billy Butler to Three-Year Deal

Hopefully A’s fans had a big appetite worked up when they woke up this morning, because Billy Beane treated them to a big ol’ Country Breakfast. The Oakland A’s made their first big move of the offseason, diving into the free agent market to sign designated hitter Billy Butler to a three-year contract worth $30 million. Butler figures to become more »

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