1. 3 Reasons to Be Excited About Billy Butler

    The Oakland Athletics have signed Billy Butler, and that was probably not a name you were expecting to discuss this winter...

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  2. A's Add Minor League 3B Renato Nunez to 40-Man Roster

    The A's added minor league third baseman Renato Nunez to their 40-man roster Thursday, shielding Nunez from being taken in the upcoming Rule 5 draft.....

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  3. Butler Brokers Deal to Acquire No.16 from Reddick

    It seems Billy Butler is already getting settled with the A's. He'll arrive at spring training already possessing one of the game's best nicknames -- “Country Breakfast...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 day ago 11 reads 0 comments

  4. Athletics Sign Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte

    From agent Marc Klingman comes word that Pat Venditte, a switch-pitcher who can throw both left-handed and right-handed, has signed a minor league contract with the Oakland A's. The deal also carries an invitation to major league spring training...

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  5. Billy Butler Can't Wait to Wear the Whitecleats

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  6. A's sign free-agent DH Butler to three-year deal

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  7. Athletics' Jaso Cleared to Resume All Baseball Activities

    Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso has finally been cleared to resume all baseball-related activities after a laborious recovery from a season-ending concussion suffered in August, according to MLB ...

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  8. Why the Billy Butler Deal May Not Be Totally Crazy

    At first glance, it seems crazy. A bad-body post-peak designated hitter that was under replacement last year… three years? $30 million? Billy Butler to the Athletics ? A team ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 days ago 23 reads 0 comments

  9. A's Overpaid for Billy Butler Because of Lack of Other Spending Options

    When I was just a young lad, a quarter would get you a candy bar and $10 million would get you an entire baseball franchise. Granted, I was a young lad quite some time ago...

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  10. Final Report-Card Grades for Oakland A's Prospects at the Arizona Fall League

    The Oakland A's sent seven prospects to participate in the Arizona Fall League—which just wrapped up—and one of them nearly missed finishing with the AFL batting title...

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  11. A's Claim Alex Hassan from Red Sox

    The A's announced that they have claimed outfielder/first baseman Alex Hassan off waivers from the Red Sox (Twitter link)...

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  12. Canseco goes bonkers on Twitter after finger fell off during poker tourney

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 days ago 73 reads 0 comments

  13. Oakland A's Free Agency Rumors: Yasmany Tomas

    The rumor mill is abuzz with one name this week – Yasmany Tomas. This Cuban baseball player has peaked the interest of many teams including the Oakland A's...

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  14. Josh Donaldson Finishes 8th in AL MVP Voting, Mike Trout Unanimous Winner

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 9 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  15. Lew Wolff Had a Plan All Along

    Much has been written, discussed, blogged, tweeted, podcasted and speculated about the Oakland Athletics and their desire for a new stadium. Oakland fans who follow the soap opera that has become of this process are divided into two camps...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 9 days ago 40 reads 0 comments

  16. Tomas-to-A's Seems Far-Fetched, but We Know Better

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 9 days ago 48 reads 0 comments

  17. Count the A's as Interested in Yasmany Tomas, Says Slusser

    It was shaping up to be just another day of waiting for Ken Rosenthal or Jon Heyman to tweet something interesting. And then here comes Susan Slusser.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 11 days ago 130 reads 0 comments

  18. Bargain Free Agents the Oakland A's Should Keep on Their Radar

    Year after year, the Oakland Athletics organization plucks players out of the bargain bin only to see them outperform expectations and contribute more than most expected. It's that funny concept called "moneyball...

    Nick Houser Written by Nick Houser about 11 days ago 5,046 reads 1 comments

  19. The A's Should Go All out for Victor Martinez

    In the end, V-Mart may not choose Oakland . But the A's should at least top all offers and give it their best shot.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 650 reads 0 comments

  20. Coco Crisp's Southern California Mansion for Sale

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  21. John Jaso Has a 'Clean Bill of Health,' According to Asst. GM

    In a radio appearance Thursday evening, Oakland Athletics Assistant General Manager David Forst told 95.7 the Game's Troy Clardy, "John Jaso got a clean bill of health the other day and is ready to get back behind the plate...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 15 days ago 46 reads 0 comments

  22. Brandon Moss Is the Key to the Athletics Offense in 2015

    As of right now, this minute, Billy Beane hasn't done anything Billy Beane-esque this offseason. With expectations for 2015 in flux, let's go with what we know...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 15 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  23. Wolff: A's 'Can't Afford' Long-Term Contracts

    The A's went 88-74 in 2014, tied for the eighth best record in the majors. Oakland is an outlier, though, by reaching the playoffs with the sixth lowest MLB payroll at $83.4 million...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 15 days ago 79 reads 0 comments

  24. A's Decline to Extend Qualifying Offer to Lowrie

    OAKLAND -- Even though they're without a big league shortstop for 2015, the A's did not extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to free agent Jed Lowrie. Subsequently, they won't receive Draft compensation should the infielder sign elsewhere...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 17 days ago 51 reads 0 comments

  25. 3 Unexpected Trades the Oakland A's Could Pull off This Offseason

    Most expect the Oakland A's to either trade multiple marquee players and restock the minor league system or make a simple trade here and there for depth...

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