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Athletics 2014 season review: Derek Norris emerges as All-Star

Out of the frying pan, into the fire. We just got done reviewing a couple controversial names from last season in Jeff Samardzija and Jon Lester, and now we've got two of the big figures of the tumultuous winter coming up next. We'll start with No. 36, catcher Derek Norris. Player profile Name: Derek Norris, aka D-No, LumberjackPosition: CStats: .270/.361/.403, 442 PAs, 10 HR, 55 RBI, 54 BB, 86 Ks, 17% CS*WAR: 2.9 bWAR, 2.5 fWARHow he got here: Acquired from Washington Nationals prior to 20122014 Salary: $505,0002015 Status: Traded to San Diego Padres on Dec. 182015 Salary: Estimated...

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Oakland Tribune Jan 28, 2015

Oakland has backing of MLB but stadium deal still far from done

After Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he was hopeful about getting a stadium deal done for the A's in Oakland, A's co-owner Lew Wolff said he was 're-energized' about Oakland, but still not ready to proclaim it the front-runner for a new ballpark.
Oakland Tribune Jan 26, 2015

Manfred: A's need new ballpark in Oakland

New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics will be able to get a new ballpark in Oakland.
Oakland Tribune Jan 25, 2015
Photos: Inside former Oakland A's star Rickey Henderson's Arizona mansion for sale

Photos: Inside former Oakland A's star Rickey Henderson's Arizona mansion for sale

Oakland A's great Rickey Henderson has listed a $2.299 million mansion in the Phoenix area.
Oakland Tribune Jan 25, 2015

Former A's pitcher Ted Lilly accused of insurance fraud

SAN LUIS OBISPO -- Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report.
Oakland Tribune Jan 23, 2015

A's, reliever Fernando Abad agree to one-year contract

Oakland A's have two players eligible for arbitration: Jarrod Parker and Tyler Clippard.
San Jose Mercury News Jan 23, 2015

A's closer Doolittle out indefinitely with slight tear in rotator cuff

Oakland A's closer Sean Doolittle felt some discomfort when he began a throwing program last month; surgery not expected to be needed.
Oakland Tribune Jan 23, 2015

A's, utility infielder Eric Sogard agree to one-year contract

Oakland A's likely will use Eric Sogard to back up second, third and short
San Jose Mercury News Jan 21, 2015

A's catcher Vogt nearly recovered from foot surgery

Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt had off-season foot surgery but expects to be ready for spring training next month
Vogt still sore after foot surgery but feeling good once again

Vogt still sore after foot surgery but feeling good once again

Stephen Vogt has sore feet, but the A’s catcher isn’t complaining. He spent 9½ weeks in a boot following surgery on his right foot Oct. 14, and the soreness is just a matter of getting acclimated to not having his… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Jan 20, 2015

Alameda County ready to support letting teams pitch Coliseum development plans

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley said Monday that he supported a proposal that would unite Oakland and Alameda County in working out a development plan for the 120-acre Coliseum site.
San Jose Mercury News Jan 19, 2015

Oakland to let A's, Raiders make stadium bids

New strategy seeks to bring teams to table and bridge divide between Oakland and Alameda County on redevelopment of Coliseum site.
San Jose Mercury News Jan 16, 2015

A's sign Reddick, Lawrie and three others to one-year contracts

Oakland A's come to terms with arbitration-eligible players Josh Reddick, Brett Lawrie, Sam Fuld, Craig Gentry and Ryan Cook.
Oakland Tribune Jan 16, 2015

Federal appeals court rejects San Jose's antitrust case against Major League Baseball

In a unanimous ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected San Jose's claims that baseball's refusal to allow the Oakland A's to move to a downtown ballpark violates federal antitrust laws.
Oakland Tribune Jan 14, 2015

A's send Yunel Escobar to Nationals for reliever Tyler Clippard

Yunel Escobar spends four days with A's; came from Tampa Bay Rays with Ben Zobrist. Clippard has been very successful set-up reliever for Washington.

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