1. Oakland A's Best Prospect at Every Position at the Start of 2014

    After an offseason that saw the Oakland A's send Michael Choice, Chris Bostick , Jemile Weeks and David Freitas to other teams, the organization's minor league prospects have taken a slight hit...

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  2. Projecting Oakland Athletics' 5-Man Rotation for 2014

    The calendar has turned and as we head toward spring training, it's time to look ahead to who will be part of the Oakland A's starting rotation. 2013 ended with a rotation of Bartolo Colon, Jarrod Parker, Sonny Gray, A...

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  3. Oakland Athletics' Biggest Winners and Losers of the Offseason so Far

    You might consider the Oakland Athletics to be winners this offseason. You might say the flurry of moves they made were average. But each move had major implications—some good, some bad—for the individual players involved...

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  4. Power Ranking Oakland Athletics' Offseason Signings, Trades so Far

    Last week I gave out grades for all of the transactions made by the Oakland Athletics . This week, I'm going to power rank them...

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  5. Grading the Oakland Athletics' Moves so Far This Offseason

    The old adage of "you win some, you lose some" sure rings true when it comes to the moves the Oakland Athletics have made so far this offseason. Assembling a bullpen of this caliber could be an A+ by itself...

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  6. Jemile Weeks Opens Up About Being Traded, Baltimore Orioles Future

    Former Oakland Athletic Jemile Weeks recently sat down to talk about his upcoming community event, Christmas on the Boulevard , which takes place Dec. 21 in Eatonville, Fla...

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  7. Grading Oakland Athletics on the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings

    Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane waited until late into the second day of Major League Baseball's 2013 Winter Meetings to finally make a move. But once he did, he struck quickly...

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  8. Jemile Weeks Hosts Christmas on the Boulevard Community Event

    It may be the MLB offseason, but former Oakland Athletic Jemile Weeks is hard at work in the Orlando, Fla. community he calls home...

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  9. Assessing the A's Offseason Moves and Overall Impact in 2014 AL Pennant Race

    In the last 48 hours, the Oakland A's have been quite active, setting themselves up nicely to finally advance past the American League Division Series for only the second time since Billy Beane became general manager...

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  10. Weaknesses and Quick Trade Fixes for the Oakland A's

    Ideally, the team would sign a superstar free agent. Or trade for one. The A's don't typically make major splashes via trades, unless of course it's shipping their own starters away for prospects two or three years away from the majors...

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  11. Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest Oakland A's Rumors

    The acquisition of Nick Punto sparked a few rumors surrounding other members of the Oakland A's infield...

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  12. Making the Case for Bob Melvin as Manager of the Year Again

    Though Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell appears to be a runaway for AL Manager of the Year, Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin has a strong case to pull off the upset...

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  13. The Definitive Blueprint for a Successful Oakland A's Offseason

    The Oakland A's have been building steam the past two seasons, making the playoffs as AL West champions in back-to-back years...

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  14. 10 Realistic Moves the Oakland Athletics Should Consider

    From 2012 to 2013 the Oakland Athletics kept their roster mostly intact. In both seasons, they went as far as Game 5 of the ALDS ...

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  15. The 9 Biggest Decisions the Oakland Athletics Have to Make This Offseason

    Just as they do every offseason, the Oakland Athletics must make decisions on key free agents, arbitration-eligible players and potential trades. Yet this year, the stakes are very high...

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  16. Why Bob Melvin Is Perfect Manager for Perennial Underdog A's Team

    If there's anyone who can eventually lead the Oakland A's to a World Series, it's current manager Bob Melvin . First and foremost, he's done an outstanding job as it is with this current group...

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  17. Grading Each Oakland A's Player's Performance in the 2013 Divisional Round

    The Oakland A's lost Game 5 of the ALDS, and while guys like Yoenis Cespedes and Grant Balfour earned themselves a high grade, too many of the other A's players earned a C or lower...

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  18. Why the 2013 Athletics Can Break the 'Billy Beane Curse'

    Since Billy Beane took over as general manager for the Oakland Athletics in 1998, the A's have made the playoffs six times prior to 2013...

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  19. Predicting Who Could Be a 2013 Playoff Hero for the Oakland Athletics

    The postseason can add a certain spark to any player without notice, so come playoffs, it's anyone's guess who will step up for the Oakland Athletics . Last year, Yoenis Cespedes played outstanding...

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  20. Who Surprised and Who Disappointed for Oakland Athletics in 2013?

    It's no surprise the Oakland Athletics are playing well as a unit; it's just a bit surprising who's leading the charge. Likewise, guys who were originally expected to propel the A's toward the postseason haven't quite gotten the job done...

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  21. How Oakland Athletics Match Up Against Every Potential AL/NL Playoff Opponent

    In hopes of avoiding a jinx, there's a strong indication that when it comes to the Oakland Athletics and the 2013 postseason, it's a matter of when and not if...

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  22. Oakland A's Players Who Must Be Let Go This Offseason

    It's a bit soon to be looking at offseason cuts, but we've seen enough this season to know who the Oakland A's can make the playoffs without. Especially when it comes to next season when nearly everyone will be one year older and cost more money...

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  23. Why the A's Have the Advantage over the Rangers Heading into Final Month

    The Oakland A's may have lost a heartbreaker to the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 29, but they still have much to look forward to come September. The month may just give the A's and Texas Rangers deja vu ...

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  24. Stock Up, Stock Down for Oakland A's Top 10 Prospects for Week 20

    The big boys on the Oakland A's had a decent week, but it was the prospects in the farm system who—for many of the Top 10—added to their already-awesome stat lines. From No...

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  25. Updating All of the Oakland Athletics' Latest Waiver Rumors

    When it comes to the MLB waiver trade deadline, the Oakland Athletics ' approach could be aptly titled "All Quiet on the Western Front...

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