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Where do the A’s go from here?

Billy Beane and Brett Farmiloe – Photo Credit – Brett Farmiloe Sluggers Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson combined for a total of 151 home runs over the past two seasons for the Oakland Athletics. They were a big reason why they have been American League contenders over the past three seasons. None of those three will be on the team’s roster on Opening Day 2015...
Via Hot Stove MLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Have the Winter Meeting Moves Made the Los Angeles Dodgers Better?

Baseball’s Winter Meetings were held in San Diego this year. But it was another California city that stole the show. No team, save for Billy Beane’s Oakland A’s, has had a more radical transition to a roster this off-season. Consider everything that went down for the Dodgers since just Wednesday. In the middle of the afternoon, the Dodgers traded for the Philadelphia Phillies’...
Via Batting Leadoff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: David Forst, Assistant General Manager, Oakland Athletics

David Forst was appointed to his current position in February of 2004 after serving as an assistant to the general manager and coordinator of professional scouting for the Oakland Athletics. His primary duties include assisting Billy Beane in all player acquisitions, contract negotiations and player evaluations. He agreed to sit down and talk at baseball’s […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

With Selling out of the Way, Billy Beane and the A’s Looking to Buy

The Oakland Athletics have traded three All-Stars since Thanksgiving. With this has come a ton of criticism from both the A’s fan base and experts around the baseball world. Coming off three consecutive trips to the playoffs, it made little sense that Oakland would sell off quality players for a bunch of no-name prospects. But in reality, this has been Beane’s philosophy over...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson, Billy Beane clashed over off days

The trade of Josh Donaldson by the Oakland Athletics to the Toronto Blue Jays seemingly shocked everyone across the baseball landscape…well, except for those closest to the situation. Scott Miller of Bleacher Report paints the picture of  star player clashing swords with his GM over what seems to be a largely mundane situation. Multiple sources cite a verbal altercation between...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Billy Beane and Josh Donaldson were clashing

When the Oakland Athletics sent franchise cornerstone Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays the day after Thanksgiving, it raised way more questions than answers. Why trade someone that was considered your best player? Why do so with that player still under team control at a cheap price for the foreseeable future? Now a few days after the smoke has cleared, it seems that we are...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Brett Lawrie turn it around in Oakland?

From the perspective of the Oakland Athletics, the trade that sent Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays for a package of players headlined by Brett Lawrie on Friday night represents a much more disappointing picture than for the other club involved in the deal. Despite that this is the typical way in which Billy Beane operates, in addition to the fact that Donaldson was...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Billy Beane Have a Master Plan?

Some of Billy Beane’s most recent trades have forced Oakland Athletics fans and beat writers to ask one simple question: does the A’s general manager still have it? From trading away the team’s top two prospects in exchange for starter Jeff Samardzija to moving Yoenis Cespedes for a rental in Jon Lester, Beane was pretty busy during the July trade deadline. In a vacuum, neither...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s free agency rumors: Yasmany Tomas

The rumor mill is abuzz with one name this week – Yasmany Tomas. This Cuban baseball player has peaked the interest of many teams including the Oakland A’s. Along with the Philadelphia Phillies, the San Francisco Giants and possibly the Kansas City Royals, the Oakland A’s are looking to add this outfielder to their roster for 2015. With Tomas flying to the United States on...
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

The Oakland Athletics are coming off yet another heart-breaking postseason exit, this time at the hands of the Kansas City Royals in an amazing extra-inning Wild Card game loss on Tuesday night. For a team that had expectations to win the World Series throughout the vast majority of the year, the 2014 season has to be nothing less than a downright failure for the team. This is only...
Via Sportsnaut
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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