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Kantrovitz returns to A's as assistant general manager

Kantrovitz returns to A's as assistant general manager

MLB.com Updated Nov 24 (yesterday)
The void left in Oakland's front office by newly named Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi has been filled by a familiar face, with the A's welcoming back Dan Kantrovitz as assistant general manager.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: A’s Add a First Baseman

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: A’s Add a First Baseman

    nytimes.com ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 24 (2 days ago)
    Oakland filled its second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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  • UCLA retires No. 42, renames athletic facilities after Jackie

    UCLA retires No. 42, renames athletic facilities after Jackie

    MLB.com yahoo.com Nov 22 (3 days ago)
    In honor of Jackie Robinson's enrollment 75 years ago, UCLA retired No. 42 in all its sports and renamed its athletic facilities "the Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex" at a ceremony Friday.
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  • Cubs, A's to play Spring Training games in Las Vegas

    Cubs, A's to play Spring Training games in Las Vegas

    MLB.com Nov 21 (5 days ago)
    The Cubs are headed back to Las Vegas to play the Athletics in split-squad Spring Training games March 13-14.
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  • Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte may finally get chance after signin…

    Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte may finally get chance after signing with A's

    yahoo.com Nov 19 (6 days ago)
    It wasn't a headline grabber like the signing of Billy Butler on Tuesday night, but the Oakland A's signing switch-pitcher Pat Venditte could prove to be one of the more interesting under-the-radar moves that takes places all winter. The A's added Vendi…
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  • A's remaining offseason agenda a balancing act

    A's remaining offseason agenda a balancing act

    MLB.com Nov 19 (6 days ago)
    Despite Billy Beane's early splash in free agency with Wednesday's three-year signing of designated hitter Billy Butler, the A's general manger's ensuing offseason plans appear a bit clouded.
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  • The A's are already making Billy Butler feel welcome

    The A's are already making Billy Butler feel welcome

    yahoo.com MLB.com nytimes.com ESPN.com Nov 19 (7 days ago)
    Welcome to Oakland, Billy Butler, where the A's are usually a fun bunch of ballplayers. News broke Tuesday night that the A's had inked Butler to a three-year, $30 million deal, a nice sum for the ex-Kansas City Royals designated hitter, who's coming of…
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  • Seeking offensive upgrade, A's land Billy Butler on three-year,…

    Seeking offensive upgrade, A's land Billy Butler on three-year, $30M deal

    yahoo.com Nov 18
    Billy Butler didn't sound like a guy ready to leave the Kansas City Royals despite the team declining his $12.5 million option for 2015. Of course, that was before the Oakland A's called offering a three-year, $30 million deal, plus a $5 million signing…
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  • D-backs hire an ex-veterinarian to lead analytics department

    D-backs hire an ex-veterinarian to lead analytics department

    yahoo.com Nov 18
    As MLB teams develop and grow their analytics departments, they've found talent evaluators and data analysts in many walks of life. Farhan Zaidi, for instance, was an MIT grad with a PhD in economics who was working as a consultant before the Oakland At…
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  • Giants announce Spring Training schedule

    Giants announce Spring Training schedule

    MLB.com Nov 18
    The World Series-champion Giants will open their Spring Training schedule on March 3 against the Athletics at newly renovated HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., and they will face the American League-champion Royals on March 23 at Scottsdale Stadium.
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  • The A's Just Claimed Subject 6 From The Duke Fuck List

    The A's Just Claimed Subject 6 From The Duke Fuck List

    deadspin.com Nov 18
    The Oakland A's just claimed outfielder and first baseman Alex Hassan, plucking him from the Boston Red Sox farm system. You might be wondering why we are telling you about a 26-year-old career minor leaguer getting claimed off waivers, and the reason i…
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  • Dark, star shortstop and two-time Series manager, dies at 92

    Dark, star shortstop and two-time Series manager, dies at 92

    MLB.com Nov 13
    Alvin Dark, a Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star shortstop who managed the Giants and A's to the World Series, died Thursday. He was 92.
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  • Mesa rallies late after Appel's stellar start

    Mesa rallies late after Appel's stellar start

    MLB.com Nov 7
    Astros prospect Mark Appel tossed five shutout frames of one-hit ball for Salt River, but Mesa's offense rallied in the ninth and 10th innings for a 4-2 victory Thursday night in the Arizona Fall League. A's top prospect Daniel Robertson drove in the go…
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  • Dodgers announce Zaidi as GM, Byrnes as VP

    Dodgers announce Zaidi as GM, Byrnes as VP

    The Dodgers have hired Farhan Zaidi as general manager and Josh Byrnes as senior vice president of baseball operations.
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  • Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey dies in climbing accide…

    Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey dies in climbing accident

    yahoo.com Nov 5
    Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that left-hander Brad Halsey, who played in parts of three seasons in the majors with the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics, was killed in a recreational climbing accident near his home in …
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  • Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey dies in climbing accide…

    Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey dies in climbing accident

    yahoo.com Nov 5
    Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that left-hander Brad Halsey, who played in parts of three seasons in the majors with the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics, was killed in a recreational climbing accident near his home in …
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  • Video - Buster's Blog: Butler Heads West 02:08

    Buster's Blog: Butler Heads West

    Nov 19
    Buster Olney takes a look at Billy Butler's new three-year, $30 million deal with the Oakland Athletics and ponders who could be the next free agent to sign.
  • Video - A's Assistant GM Heading To Dodgers 03:31

    A's Assistant GM Heading To Dodgers

    Nov 5
    ESPNLosAngeles.com reporter Mark Saxon discusses the Dodgers' hiring of Farhan Zaidi as the team's next general manager.
  • Video - OTL San Francisco Talkback 10/17 06:58

    OTL San Francisco Talkback 10/17

    Oct 17
    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the massive earthquake that hit the San Francisco Bay Area just before Game 3 of the 1989 World Series. Bob Ley talks with former A's pitcher Dave Stewart, and Dr. James Betts about their experience that day.
  • Video - 1989 World Series Earthquake: 25 Years Later 01:10

    1989 World Series Earthquake: 25 Years Later

    Oct 16
    Bob Ley looks back on Game 3 of the 1989 World Series between the Giants and the Athletics, and the earthquake that shook Candlestick Park.

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