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Oakland Athletics News and Rumors

  • Joe Lemire: Outfielder choices, A-Rod's hip hot topics at winte…

    Joe Lemire: Outfielder choices, A-Rod's hip hot topics at winter meetings

    CNNSI.com Updated Dec 3, 2012
    After Day 1 of the winter meetings, what did we learn? The cost of an outfielder varies greatly, the Yankees' plans have been altered and there's a starter stalemate, says Joe Lemire.
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  • Melvin happy to keep strong outfield corps intact

    Melvin happy to keep strong outfield corps intact

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    A's general manager Billy Beane is adamant about keeping all of his starting pitchers rather than dangling them as trade bait. The plan, as it currently stands, is similar in regard to his surplus of outfielders, and manager Bob Melvin expects all to be…
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  • A's well-armed to continue run of success

    A's well-armed to continue run of success

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    How can the Oakland Athletics stage a suitable encore of their amazing 2012 season? The literal answer to that comes in three parts -- pitching, pitching and pitching.
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  • Marlins trying to deal recently acquired Escobar

    Marlins trying to deal recently acquired Escobar

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    Yunel Escobar's tenure with the Marlins may be shorter than expected. According to an MLB source, Miami is actively shopping the 30-year-old infielder. At least two teams have been in contact with the Marlins, with one believed to be the A's.
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Sports Columnists

  • East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessary

    Dec 3
    Shorten the season? There's too much money in an 82-game season, and losing a few games does little to help anyone.
  • West Side - NBA schedule should be 78 games

    Dec 3
    No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games.
  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…

    Dec 3
    On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …