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'Good year' ahead for A's with revamped bullpen

'Good year' ahead for A's with revamped bullpen

MLB.com Updated Jan 24
The focus on Sunday at FanFest was on a rebuilt bullpen, which now includes Ryan Madson, John Axford, Liam Hendriks and Marc Rzepczynski, and how this group, along with Sean Doolittle, is equipped to help diminish the memories of last season.
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  • SoE: 10 best under-the-radar pickups

    SoE: 10 best under-the-radar pickups

    MLB.com Jan 28
    Aaron Hicks (Yankees), John Jaso (Pirates) and Rich Hill (A's) are among the best offseason moves getting little attention.
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  • Hot Stove Digest: Josh Reddick, A's ready to talk extension

    Hot Stove Digest: Josh Reddick, A's ready to talk extension

    yahoo.com Jan 24
    Welcome to The Stew's Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you'll find a recap of all the day's action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. EXTENSION: No discussions have started yet, but…
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  • Athletics' Alvarez unlikely to pitch until May

    Athletics' Alvarez unlikely to pitch until May

    ESPN.com Jan 24
    Athletics' Alvarez unlikely to pitch until May
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  • The A's made a rockin' Sean Doolittle gnome that plays Metallic…

    The A's made a rockin' Sean Doolittle gnome that plays Metallica

    yahoo.com Jan 20
    The Oakland Athletics have another great giveaway on their hands: They've created a gnome of closer and noted metalhead Sean Doolittle that plays Metallica's "For Whom The Bell Tolls." Doolittle enters the game to that song, so it's only fitti…
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  • A's avoid arb with deals for Reddick, Rodriguez

    A's avoid arb with deals for Reddick, Rodriguez

    MLB.com Jan 15
    The A's avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms with right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodriguez and outfielder Josh Reddick on one-year contracts for the 2016 season, the club announced on Friday.
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  • SoE: 5 secretly awesome offseasons

    SoE: 5 secretly awesome offseasons

    MLB.com Jan 13
    Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto, Marlins president Michael Hill and A's president Billy Beane have flown under the radar.
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  • Beane: A's want to hang on to Gray

    Beane: A's want to hang on to Gray

    MLB.com Jan 10
    A's general manager Billy Beane said he has no intentions of trading Sonny Gray, despite heavy interest in the starting pitcher from "some pretty aggressive suitors."
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  • Sports of The Times: Finding a Common Thread in the Al Jazeera …

    Sports of The Times: Finding a Common Thread in the Al Jazeera Doping Report

    nytimes.com Jan 5
    Many of the athletes Charles Sly mentioned to an undercover reporter before taking it all back were clients of the trainer Jason Riley, and that is where the story becomes intriguing.
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  • Alvarez Can Earn $1.6M in Bonuses Under Deal With A's

    Alvarez Can Earn $1.6M in Bonuses Under Deal With A's

    nytimes.com Jan 4
    Henderson Alvarez can earn $1.6 million in performance bonuses based on starts in addition to his $4.25 million salary as part of his one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.
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  • A's agree to contract with righty Alvarez

    A's agree to contract with righty Alvarez

    MLB.com Dec 28, 2015
    The A's agreed to terms on a one-year deal with right-hander Henderson Alvarez, the club announced Monday. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, right-hander Arnold Leon was designated for assignment.
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  • Signing Henderson Alvarez would be wise gamble for A's

    Signing Henderson Alvarez would be wise gamble for A's

    yahoo.com Dec 18, 2015
    Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane is always looking for a low-risk gamble that could turn profitable for his ballclub. His latest signing may prove to be that and then some, as he's reportedly reached a one-year, $4.25 contract with former All-Sta…
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  • Sean Doolittle dressed up as a Wookiee to see 'Star Wars'

    Sean Doolittle dressed up as a Wookiee to see 'Star Wars'

    yahoo.com Dec 18, 2015
    The force was strong with Oakland Athletics closer Thursday night. Like many of us, the 29-year-old had tickets to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." To celebrate the occasion, Doolittle got dressed up in a spiffy new outfit: He went as a Woo…
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  • Axford, Madson excited to join A's new-look 'pen

    Axford, Madson excited to join A's new-look 'pen

    MLB.com Dec 11, 2015
    The weakest link of a disappointing 2015 A's club has quickly transformed into a formidable force. With prominent bullpen additions, among them Ryan Madson and John Axford on multiyear deals that were made official Friday, Oakland is already a significa…
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: A’s Send Third Baseman to White Sox…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: A’s Send Third Baseman to White Sox for 2 Pitchers

    The Oakland Athletics traded third baseman Brett Lawrie to the Chicago White Sox for the right-handed pitcher J. B. Wendelken and the minor league left-hander Zack Erwin on Wednesday.
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  • Source: A's agree to deal with reliever Axford

    Source: A's agree to deal with reliever Axford

    MLB.com Dec 9, 2015
    The A's have agreed to sign veteran reliever John Axford, a source told MLB.com on Wednesday morning. The club has not confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical.
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  • Beane hints that A's will be active at Meetings

    Beane hints that A's will be active at Meetings

    MLB.com Dec 8, 2015
    The A's have yet to make their own splash at the Winter Meetings, but it seems they won't stay quiet for too long, vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane suggested Tuesday.
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  • Done Deals: Angels acquire infielder Yunel Escobar from Nationa…

    Done Deals: Angels acquire infielder Yunel Escobar from Nationals

    yahoo.com Dec 7, 2015
    This is The Stew's running list of trades and signings that happen during baseball's Winter Meetings. We'll update this post as news happens. For up-to-the-second chatter and rumors, be sure to check out our Winter Meeting tracker. THURSDAYThe Angels ha…
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  • Done Deals: Angels acquire infielder Yunel Escobar from Nationa…

    Done Deals: Angels acquire infielder Yunel Escobar from Nationals

    yahoo.com Dec 7, 2015
    This is The Stew's running list of trades and signings that happen during baseball's Winter Meetings. We'll update this post as news happens. For up-to-the-second chatter and rumors, be sure to check out our Winter Meeting tracker. THURSDAYThe Angels ha…
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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.