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Athletics offseason: It's time to trade Ryan Cook

... and maybe Eric O'Flaherty too. The Oakland Athletics are going through a controlled purge as they overhaul their roster for the 2015 season. The four players who have been traded all shared All-Star status, but more importantly they fell into one of two categories: 1. Close to free agency (Samardzija)2. More likely to get worse next year than better (Donaldson, Moss, Norris) Watching those familiar names leave town makes you wonder who else from the 2012-14 core might be on the block. Josh Reddick and Sean Doolittle are both at risk, but there are reasons to believe that each of them...

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Oakland Tribune Dec 19, 2014

A's release infielder Nick Punto

The seemingly endless series of A's roster moves took an odd turn Friday when the A's released infielder Nick Punto with a year and $2.75 million left on his contract
A’s likely not done dealing after Norris exits for two arms

A’s likely not done dealing after Norris exits for two arms

You have to wonder what’s next for the A’s. Billy Beane & Co. have spent the last six weeks stocking up on young talent, most of it pitching, including right-handed starter Jesse Hahn and right-handed reliever J.R. Alvarez who are… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Dec 18, 2014

Report: A's trade Derek Norris to San Diego Padres

Oakland A's reportedly trade another All-Star, this time Derek Norris going to the Padres

De La Rosa gives A’s added bullpen depth from the left side

It was a small move the A’s made Thursday, if only because the newest left-hander in the bullpen is Eury De La Rosa, all 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds of him. The Dominican product isn’t overpowering with a low- to mid-90-mph… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Dec 16, 2014

Daric Barton signs with Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays signed enigmatic former A's first baseman Daric Barton to a minor-league contract on Tuesday with an invitation to spring training
San Jose Mercury News Dec 16, 2014

A's tried to sign Chase Headley

Eric Sogard is the only remaining member of the 2014 A's infield still with the team after free agency Jed Lowrie signed Sunday with Houston.
Headley had chance to join A’s; that money will stay in play; Korean shortstop Kang is not among those likely to get it

Headley had chance to join A’s; that money will stay in play; Korean shortstop Kang is not among those likely to get it

In trading Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss and Jeff Samardzija this off-season, the A’s have made it very clear that they are going younger in 2015. And, as a byproduct, they are seeing their payroll obligations much reduced. But they A’s… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Dec 14, 2014
Photos: Former Giants and former A's pitcher Barry Zito sells swanky Hollywood mansion

Photos: Former Giants and former A's pitcher Barry Zito sells swanky Hollywood mansion

Former San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito has sold a property in the Hollywood Hills for $3.375 million
Canha could be intriguing option for A’s at third base

Canha could be intriguing option for A’s at third base

The smart money says the A’s aren’t done with their tri-annual roster remake, but as we await those, there are some intriguing possibilities put forward by the moves the club already has made since the end of the season. For… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune Dec 12, 2014

Oakland Coliseum board rejects former Republican lawmaker for top post

Guy Houston, former Dublin mayor and assemblyman, faced strong union opposition in his candidacy to run the authority that operates O.co Coliseum and the Oracle Arena.
San Jose Mercury News Dec 11, 2014

Key Oakland A's players acquired after winter meetings

Reddick, Balfour, Crisp, Colon and Lowrie are among players that came to the Oakland A's between the end of the winter meeting and the start of spring training.
San Jose Mercury News Dec 11, 2014

Beane says A's plan to remain active after winter meetings

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane could have more than $15 million to spend before spring training, and in the past the A's have added players such as Crisp, Reddick and Jaso after the winter meetings were through.
San Jose Mercury News Dec 11, 2014

A's get former Cal player Mark Canha in trade with Colorado Rockies

Oakland deals for minor-leaguer slugger Mark Canha, who was a teammate of new A's infielder Marcus Semien at Cal.
Ex-Golden Bear Canha will get every chance to stick with A’s

Ex-Golden Bear Canha will get every chance to stick with A’s

Oakland had one more trick up its sleeve before leaving town at the end of the Winter Meetings Thursday, trading with the Colorado Rockies for infielder/outfielder Mark Canha. The A’s sent minor league pitcher Austin House and cash to the… Continue Reading →

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