Next Steps: Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Oakland A's

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Next Steps: Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Oakland A's
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Colon won't come as cheap as he has the past two seasons for Oakland.

Back-to-back ALDS losses to the Tigers, despite fighting hard and forcing each series to the maximum five games, could force the A's to re-evaluate whether they have enough impact talent to get deeper into the playoffs. 

The continued development of a talented and young starting rotation, including Sonny Gray, Jarrod Parker and Dan Straily, could push them to the next level. But it's likely that general manager Billy Beane will try and add impact talent while the the core of the team remains in their prime and the window of contention is still open. 

Beane has added plenty of offense over the past few winters, including Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Reddick prior to the 2012 season and Jed Lowrie last offseason. We'll see if he continues that trend or goes after a No. 1 starter to replace Bartolo Colon, who is eligible for free agency. Or maybe he can manage to add both. 

Here's everything you'll need to know before Beane and the front office get started.

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