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10 Reasons the Oakland A's Didn't Need to Make a Big Deadline Splash
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When GM Billy Beane gets on the phone, he means business.

The Oakland Athletics were surprisingly quiet at the trade deadline this year, but the organization made the right choice to stand pat—now they'll avoid several costly pitfalls.

Sure, the A's traded for George Kottaras and shipped Kurt Suzuki to the Washington Nationals.

Neither move was a big splash.

Oakland didn't throw in the towel and sell off any veterans. They didn't acquire any big names for a late-season push.

Perfect.

Here are 10 reasons why the A's were right to skip out on major deadline deals.

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