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A's match donations for Oakland fire victims

A's match donations for Oakland fire victims

MLB.com Updated Dec 3 (2 days ago)
The A's announced Saturday night that they are matching donations up to $30,000 for those affected by the deadly fire that broke out inside a warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood overnight Friday.
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  • MLB Will No Longer Allow The Oakland A's To Pretend To Be A Sma…

    MLB Will No Longer Allow The Oakland A's To Pretend To Be A Small-Market Team

    deadspin.com Dec 1 (5 days ago)
    If you’re fed up with hearing about the Oakland Athletics’ half-assed quest to find a new stadium, MLB and the MLBPA want you to know they’re right there with you. A stipulation in the new collective bargaining agreement reclassifies the Athletics as a …
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  • Joyce reportedly headed to A's on 2-year pact

    Joyce reportedly headed to A's on 2-year pact

    MLB.com Nov 30 (6 days ago)
    The Oakland Athletics and outfielder Matt Joyce have agreed on a contract, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday morning. The club has not yet confirmed the report.
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  • Gray valuable piece for A's ahead of Meetings

    Gray valuable piece for A's ahead of Meetings

    MLB.com Nov 28
    Do the A's pull the trigger and deal Gray, their top trade chip, or keep him? It should make for one of the better storylines at next week's Winter Meetings.
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  • Barry Zito has reinvented himself as a country singer

    Barry Zito has reinvented himself as a country singer

    yahoo.com Nov 28
    Barry Zito has always shown an interest in music. (Getty Images/Michael Zagaris) Barry Zito has made another comeback, but this one has nothing to do with baseball. The former Oakland Athletics Cy Young winner always showed an interest in music during h…
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  • Under Fidel Castro, Sport Symbolized Cuba’s Strength and Vulner…

    Under Fidel Castro, Sport Symbolized Cuba’s Strength and Vulnerability

    nytimes.com Nov 28
    Success in baseball and boxing infused Cubans with a sense of pride and helped give Mr. Castro grounds to taunt and defy the United States, but also exposed financial problems and led to defections.
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  • A's Nunez among prospects making waves in winter leagues

    A's Nunez among prospects making waves in winter leagues

    MLB.com Nov 25
    After finishing the 2016 season in the big leagues with the Athletics, Renato Nunez is making a strong case for extended look next spring with his impressive offseason campaign in the Venezuela Winter League. Here's a look at some of the top prospects c…
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  • Covey, Montas shut down Surprise in Fall League championship

    Covey, Montas shut down Surprise in Fall League championship

    MLB.com Nov 19
    Oakland's No. 20 prospect Dylan Covey was perfect through four innings and Frankie Montas, the Athletics' No. 10 prospect, struck out five in three innings of relief, with the duo limiting Surprise to one run on two hits in eight innings in Mesa's 6-1 w…
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  • A’s reaffirm desire to stay in Oakland amid ownership shake-up

    A’s reaffirm desire to stay in Oakland amid ownership shake-up

    yahoo.com Nov 17
    A changing of the guard within the A’s ownership: Lew Wolff (left) is out as managing partner and John Fisher (right) is in. (Getty Images) Changes are afoot within the Oakland Athletics, but the big one — when they’ll get a new stadium and whether it w…
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  • Wolff gives up leadership as A's seek new location

    Wolff gives up leadership as A's seek new location

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 17
    Wolff gives up leadership as A's seek new location
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  • A's eye roster decisions for Rule 5 Draft

    A's eye roster decisions for Rule 5 Draft

    MLB.com Nov 16
    While the A's evaluate potential roster additions on the outside market, they must also tackle internal homework with an important deadline in mind. By Friday, teams must determine which players they want to protect from next month's Rule 5 Draft.
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  • Hill's unique climb to top of free-agent class

    Hill's unique climb to top of free-agent class

    MLB.com Nov 13
    When a 35-year-old Rich Hill inked a one-year, $6 million deal with the A's last November, after a chance September 2015 callup and four good starts with the Red Sox, few thought that this was where we'd be now.
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  • Mariners acquire Valencia from A's

    Mariners acquire Valencia from A's

    Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto moved to add a potent right-handed hitter who can team with first baseman Daniel Vogelbach or play a corner outfield spot, acquiring Danny Valencia from the A's on Saturday for Minor League pitcher Paul Blackburn.
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  • A's keeping options open at GM Meetings

    A's keeping options open at GM Meetings

    MLB.com Nov 8
    The A's are coming off their second consecutive last-place finish in the American League West and the club is keeping an open mind this offseason.
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  • Twitter feud between A's, Smash Mouth ensues following Coco Cri…

    Twitter feud between A's, Smash Mouth ensues following Coco Crisp's World Series hit

    Twitter feud between A's, Smash Mouth ensues following Coco Crisp's World Series hit
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  • Final round: Best World Series winner

    Final round: Best World Series winner

    MLB.com Oct 28
    Sports on Earth's bracket for the best World Series winner is down to two teams: the 1972 A's and 2015 Royals.
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  • A's Montas dealing, making up innings in Fall League action

    A's Montas dealing, making up innings in Fall League action

    MLB.com Oct 20
    Frankie Montas recorded a pair of scoreless three-inning outings for the Mesa Solar Sox, the latest coming Thursday afternoon in a 3-2 loss to the Glendale Desert Dogs.
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  • A's top prospect Barreto rakes in Fall League win

    A's top prospect Barreto rakes in Fall League win

    MLB.com Oct 18
    There were some serious middle-infield prospects on display at Sloan Park on Tuesday, and while the Yankees' Gleyber Torres might out-rank the A's Franklin Barreto, 17 to 42, on MLB Pipeline.com's Top 100 list, it was Barreto and his Mesa Solar Sox who …
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  • Progress on new A's park has Manfred hopeful

    Progress on new A's park has Manfred hopeful

    Speaking with reporters before Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday night, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said that he has spent more time working on the A's stadium situation that any other issue related to one franchise in his nearly …
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  • A's Healy takes top AL rookie honor for month

    A's Healy takes top AL rookie honor for month

    MLB.com Oct 3
    With a torrid offensive performance for the A's over the final month of the season, third baseman Ryon Healy has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for September/October.
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  • Stephen Vogt's Homer Leads Oakland to 3-2 Win Over Seattle

    Stephen Vogt's Homer Leads Oakland to 3-2 Win Over Seattle

    nytimes.com Oct 2
    Stephen Vogt hit his 14th home run in the first inning on the only pitch that he saw on the final day of the season and the Oakland Athletics held on for a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
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  • Mariners' Wild Card chase ends in loss to A's

    Mariners' Wild Card chase ends in loss to A's

    MLB.com Oct 2
    The Mariners pushed it to the 10th inning of their 161st game of the season, but there will be no playoffs in the Pacific Northwest for a 15th straight year after the A's pulled out a taut, 9-8 thriller Saturday night at Safeco Field.
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  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - How Will Jason Giambi Be Remembered? 02:44

    How Will Jason Giambi Be Remembered?

    Feb 16
    Jerry Crasnick reflects on the career and legacy of Jason Giambi, who announced his retirement from baseball Monday.
  • Video - Greatest Dynasties In Baseball History 03:23

    Greatest Dynasties In Baseball History

    Jan 26
    Cary Chow and David Schoenfield look at the greatest baseball dynasties and pick out where the current Giants fit on the list.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: Athletics' Bustling Offseason 02:02

    Buster's Blog: Athletics' Bustling Offseason

    Jan 15
    Buster Olney takes a look at the Athletics' offseason moves and what to expect this upcoming season.