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.Upvote Share Tweet
Oakland filled its second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates.Upvote Share TweetIn 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs, A's to play Spring Training games in Las VegasMLB.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte may finally get chance after signing with A'syahoo.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…Upvote Share Tweet
A's remaining offseason agenda a balancing actMLB.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.Upvote Share TweetWelcome 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Seeking offensive upgrade, A's land Billy Butler on three-year, $30M dealyahoo.com Nov 18Billy 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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 18As 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants announce Spring Training scheduleMLB.com Nov 18The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
The A's Just Claimed Subject 6 From The Duke Fuck Listdeadspin.com Nov 18The 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…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Nov 13Alvin 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.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Nov 7Astros 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…Upvote Share TweetThe Dodgers have hired Farhan Zaidi as general manager and Josh Byrnes as senior vice president of baseball operations.Upvote Share Tweet
Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey dies in climbing accidentyahoo.com Nov 5Bob 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 …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 5Bob 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Buster's Blog: Butler Heads WestNov 19Buster 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.
A's Assistant GM Heading To DodgersNov 5ESPNLosAngeles.com reporter Mark Saxon discusses the Dodgers' hiring of Farhan Zaidi as the team's next general manager.
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