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Beane still focused on A's youth movement

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:36:26 EDT

The A's intend to surge forward with a youth movement set in motion months ago. Even while operating with no timeline to leave the Coliseum -- a proposition built on promises of increased revenue before stadium talks ended -- the club's brain trust still believes it is prudent to lock up several members of its young core.



Extra innings! Take 30% off orders over $30

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:00:00 EDT

It's a special friends and family savings event at the A's Shop, where if you spend more than $30 you can take 30 percent off your order. Use the code BIGDEAL and save until 11:59 p.m. ET.



Winter Meetings interview with Bob Melvin

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:09:24 EDT

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.



A's expect Meetings to accelerate offseason

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:00:08 EDT

The A's will take their wish list to Disney World this week, hoping to further their offseason doings within the frenzied confines of the Winter Meetings.



Bid for a behind-the-scenes look with the A's

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:33:29 EDT

"A's Intern for a Day" and "Spend an Inning in the Broadcast Booth" are among the unique baseball experiences being offered by the A's as part of the annual Winter Meetings charity auction this week.



A's winter wish came true with Parker trade

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 11:22:11 EDT

Seeking a left-handed complement to the right-handed power duo of Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco, A's general manager Sandy Alderson swung a deal for Dave Parker during the Winter Meetings in Dallas, sending pitchers Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas to the Reds. "The Cobra" became Oakland's primary DH, compiling 22 homers and 97 RBIs and offering veteran leadership that proved vital to the club's consecutive World Series appearances.



Petit signs two-year deal to elevate bullpen

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 22:04:25 EDT

The A's made their two-year deal with veteran reliever Yusmeiro Petit official Thursday, injecting a versatile weapon into their bullpen.



A's Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:13:40 EDT

Who do the Athletics have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Oakland's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



A's new ballpark site talks break down

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 13:43:48 EDT

Plans for the A's to build a ballpark near Oakland's Laney College have been derailed, after landowners of the selected site decided to halt talks with the team.



A's eye right-handed-hitting OF at Meetings

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 18:18:01 EDT

The A's will soon take their search for a right-handed-hitting corner outfielder to Florida, with the annual Winter Meetings scheduled to open Monday.



How rest of AL West can catch up to Astros

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 20:55:00 EDT

If you're an American League West team other than the Houston Astros, what's the plan for 2018? Who makes up a 21-game deficit in one offseason? Even in the land of competitive balance, that kind of thing almost never happens.



A's finalize '18 staff with addition of Pedrique

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 18:34:39 EDT

The A's rounded out their Major League coaching staff for the 2018 season on Monday, bringing Al Pedrique aboard as first-base coach.



MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:08:54 EDT

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.



A's tender contracts to arb-eligible players

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 19:14:41 EDT

Of the many deadlines clubs deal with in the offseason, Friday's was a cinch for the A's.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:09:08 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



A's make steal of offseason with Petit signing

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 14:19:44 EDT

A's make steal of offseason with Petit signing



Smolinski, A's avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:41:38 EDT

Outfielder Jake Smolinski, who was out of action for much of this past season after undergoing right shoulder surgery and was thus considered a non-tender candidate, will be back with the A's in 2018 on a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.



Cotton raises funds for hurricane-ravaged home

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:49:20 EDT

For much of September, Jharel Cotton's thoughts drifted home. The Virgin Islands, braving two hurricanes in two weeks, were in shambles, and Cotton could only watch from afar as the scale of devastation became clear.



Pirates claim lefty Moll off waivers from A's

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:01:50 EDT

Continuing their search for left-handed relief options, the Pirates on Monday claimed Sam Moll off waivers from the A's.



A's trade outfielder Brugman to Orioles

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:49:34 EDT

The Orioles and Athletics have agreed on a deal that will send outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Baltimore in exchange for a player to be named or cash, the clubs announced Wednesday.



A's duo named to Pipeline's All-AFL Team

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:04:35 EDT

Here is a lineup of prospects who impressed the most in this year's Fall League as MLBPipeline.com's All-AFL Team:



A's add 3 players to 40-man roster

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:39:33 EDT

The A's made a series of moves ahead of Monday's 40-man roster deadline, adding right-handers Heath Fillmyer and Lou Trivino, along with outfielder Ramon Laureano, who was acquired in a trade with the Astros earlier in the day.



Hello spring: Schedules are out

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:03:12 EDT

The A's will open Cactus League play Feb. 23 with a three-game weekend homestand at Hohokam Stadium and plan to host 17 games in total, including matchups against the Cubs (March 11), Giants (March 12) and Indians (March 16). Oakland will be home for four consecutive days during St. Patrick's Day weekend, beginning March 15.



Williams joins A's staff as third-base coach

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:45:18 EDT

Longtime Major Leaguer Matt Williams, who enjoyed a managerial stint with the Nationals from 2014-15, has signed on to join the A's staff as the third-base coach.



Neuse, Murphy among AFL's breakout prospects

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:04:01 EDT

Every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.



A's acquire Pagan from Seattle for Healy

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:36:55 EDT

The A's traded designated hitter/infielder Ryon Healy to the Mariners for right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagan and Minor League shortstop Alexander Campos on Wednesday.



Olson finishes 4th in AL Rookie of Year voting

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:51:49 EDT

Matt Olson's historic second-half home run tear helped the A's first baseman pick up some American League Rookie of the Year votes.



A's get Competitive Balance pick in 2018 Draft

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:26:53 EDT

The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft -- at the ends of the first and second rounds -- have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.



San Jose Sharks wear A's-themed jerseys

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 20:54:36 EDT

San Jose Sharks wear A's-themed jerseys



Canha has wrist surgery, should be ready by ST

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 18:24:14 EDT

Outfielder Mark Canha underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist on Tuesday, the Athletics announced, and he is expected to be ready to fully participate in Spring Training.



Prospect Mateo's 'high ceiling' a boon to A's

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 12:22:30 EDT

Athleticism has been lacking in the A's organization, an attribute that is often associated with the majority of successful ballclubs. To that end, Oakland has carefully curated trades to address these needs.



A's exec Fuson wins player development award

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 15:05:51 EDT

Each year, the Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award is given the person in professional baseball with distinguished service that has been instrumental in player development. This year, that is Athletics special assistant to the general manager Grady Fuson.



A's to seek complements to young core

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 16:00:04 EDT

The A's are readying themselves for the future, collecting young talent that can help them bring winning baseball back to Oakland. That process, of course, is already underway, the A's equipped with many pieces they believe to be at the center of this core. Identifying the missing parts is the next step, a measure that will keep them plenty busy this offseason.



Oakland sends 3 to Triple-A; 4 return from DL

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 18:22:47 EDT

The A's outrighted right-handers Michael Brady, Simon Castro and Josh Smith to Triple-A Nashville on Monday. Oakland also reinstated right-handers Paul Blackburn (wrist), Andrew Triggs (hip) and Bobby Wahl (shoulder), as well as outfielder Dustin Fowler (knee), from the 60-day disabled list.