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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Oakland A’s Edge Houston Astros 2-1

Behind a stellar outing from Dan Straily (9-7, 4.15 ERA), and a pair of bombs from Yoenis Cespedes and Jed Lowrie, the Oakland A’s knocked off the Houston Astros 2-1. The A’s are now a season-high 22-games over .500 as they improve to 82-60 (.577) and hold a one-game lead over the Texas Rangers, who take on the Los Angeles more »

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Oakland A’s: Is Yoenis Cespedes Finally Waking Up?

“That’s nasty.” Those were the words of Coco Crisp as he walked off the field after batting practice on Tuesday afternoon before the club’s 5-1 loss to the AL West rival Texas Rangers. Chris Young, who was walking alongside Oakland’s table-setter, asked if he was referring to “Cespy.” He was, and in particular, Crisp was referencing the recently completed batting more »

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