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Oakland Tribune Nov 7, 2014

A's GM Billy Beane looking for Farhan Zaidi replacement

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's goal is to hire the next guy who another team will come after.

A’s Beane is looking for `the next GM hire’

The A’s front office just lost a key man to a general manager’s job with Farhan Zaidi going to the Los Angeles Dodgers as GM, a move that was made official Thursday. “Our goal now is to find the next… Continue Reading →

A’s have a gap to fill with the move to Dodgers of Zaidi

It will be interesting to see if the A’s move quickly to fill the void left Tuesday with the news that assistant general manager/director of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi will be moving south to take over as general manager of… Continue Reading →
Baltimore Sun Nov 5, 2014

Dodgers reportedly to hire Athletics' Farhan Zaidi as general manager

Oakland Athletics assistant general manager Farhan Zaidi will be named the Dodgers general manager, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because a formal announcement isn't expected to be made until later this week.

Farhan Zaidi to be named Dodgers’ general manager

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser Farhan Zaidi, one of the A’s two assistant GMs, will be introduced as the Dodgers’ new general manager in a press conference scheduled for Thursday, The Chronicle confirmed this evening. Zaidi, 37, is expected to be under contract for at least three years. He was named the A’s assistant GM for baseball operations in February, and it has been clear in recent years that with his background – MIT undergraduate degree, a PhD from UC Berkeley – that he was going places, though as GM Billy Beane told me at the start of the year, he was more...
Oakland Tribune Nov 4, 2014

A's key assistant Farhan Zaidi leaving to be Dodgers new G.M.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Andrew Friedman taking one of Billy Beane's top assistants, and Oakland's Director of Baseball Operations, and will make it official later this week
San Jose Mercury News Nov 4, 2014

A's claim pitcher Taylor Thompson off waivers

Oakland A's add former Chicago White Sox reliever Taylor Thompson off waivers
MLB’s `qualifying offer’ system qualifies as a mess for the A’s

MLB’s `qualifying offer’ system qualifies as a mess for the A’s

While the Tigers have made a qualifying offer to their ace, Max Scherzer, and the Royals have made a qualifying offer to their ace, James Shields, the A’s have done no such thing with their ace, Jon Lester. They haven’t… Continue Reading →

A’s unlikely to make Jed Lowrie a qualifying offer

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser The A’s have no big-league ready at shortstop for next season – but even so the team doesn’t appear likely to offer free agent Jed Lowrie a qualifying offer in order to stay for one year. The qualifying offer amount – the same for all first-time free agents – is set at at $15.3 million this year and the offer must be made by 5 p.m. tomorrow. If a player accepts the offer, he stays another season with his club. If he declines it and goes elsewhere, his former team gets compensation in the June draft, something that has kept several players...
Oakland Tribune Oct 31, 2014

A's, Giants to open Cactus League schedule with two games

Oakland A's announce their spring training schedule, and besides moving to a new facility in Mesa, they will play seven games against the San Francisco Giants, including the first two of the Cactus League season.

A’s spring schedule in new home opens with Giants

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser The A’s released their spring-training schedule this morning, and they’ll open their new spring home at the renovated Hohokam Stadium in Mesa against the world champion Giants on March. 3. In addition, the team will hold an open house for fans at the stadium on Feb. 21, with a team workout scheduled for the same day. The A’s spent the previous 23 seasons training in Phoenix but the team held spring training in Mesa from 1969-78. Oakland’s pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 19, and position players on Feb. 24, with the first full-squad...

A’s promote Darren Bush to hitting coach, name full staff

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser With Dave Hansen deciding to remain close to his Southern California home with the Angels, the A’s turned to options from within their own organization and on Thursday, promoting three internal candidates. Darren Bush, who had been Oakland’s bullpen coach and before that managed Triple-A Sacramento, was named hitting coach, replacing Chili Davis, who left for Boston. Roving minor-league pitching instructor Scott Emerson will take over as the A’s bullpen coach, and roving minor-league hitting instructor Marcus Jensen will be the A’s assistant...
San Jose Mercury News Oct 30, 2014

Oakland A's announce several coaching hires

A's name Darren Bush as manager Bob Melvin's new hitting coach; also promote Marcus Jensen to the major league staff.
Oakland Tribune Oct 28, 2014

Sports digest: Jose Canseco shoots himself in accident

Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

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