A’s Acquire Reliever Jim Johnson From O’s

On Monday evening, the A’s acquired right-handed pitcher and closer Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles for second baseman Jemile Weeks, in the latest “What The…?” move by A’s General Manager Billy Beane. He seems to have at least one of these every offseason. In 2011, it was signing Yoenis Cespedes. In 2012, it was trading for Jed Lowrie. Now, more »

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Is it time for Grant Green, Hiro Nakajima or Jemile Weeks to replace Adam Rosales in Oakland?

Despite losing three-of-four to the Texas Rangers, the Oakland A’s are still 11 games over .500 and a game up in first place in the American League West. If you tuned into the A’s postgame broadcast, though, you’d have thought the A’s were circling the drain along side the Houston Astros and that the sole responsibility fell on A’s shortstop/second-baseman more »

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Sonny Gray, Hideki Okajima, Stephen Vogt and Others Knocking on the Door, Just No Space on 40-Man Roster

Despite having an overall winning record of 18-17, the A’s are actually just 7-16 against teams not named the Houston Astros or Los Angeles Angels and are struggling against the bulk of their American League counterparts. With an entire starting outfield on the disabled list (Coco Crisp, Chris Young and now Josh Reddick), an ace starting pitcher in Brett Anderson more »

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A’s Stacked With Talent At Triple-A Sacramento

With all the focus being placed on the depth the Oakland A’s added to their Major League roster this off season, the fact that they have a deep minor league system stacked with Major League ready talent has been slightly overlooked. To illustrate that fact, Shane Peterson is making his Major League debut tonight for the Oakland Athletics and playing more »

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