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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...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s will listen to offers for Jeff Samardzija

When the Oakland Athletics acquired Jeff Samardzija from the Chicago Cubs in July, the idea behind the deal was to have him help the team compete for a World Series championship. But A’s general manager Billy Beane knew that the front-line starter would be under team control for another season. This enabled him to move his top prospect, Addison Russell, to the Cubs in the deal...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

What Has Worked in the Postseason

Billy Beane once famously said that his poop doesn’t work in the postseason, and ostensibly he wasn’t talking about his digestive system. The Athletics will spend another offseason wondering about it. The rest of baseball’s fandom usually thinks about the victors as models. Do the Giants and Royals represent some sort of sea change, do […]
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 MLB Project: Oakland A’s

The MLB Project is over and the members of the faux general managers of all 30 teams are inputting their opinions on the moves they made and the teams they created. As GM of the Athletics, I was extremely active. One of the more active GM’s in the project. This was taking a cue from Billy Beane, who is one of the more active GM’s in the major leagues due to the constant overhanging...
Via Mets360.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Beane defends trades after Athletics postseason exit

Athletics general manager Billy Beane is adamant that Oakland would not have made the postseason without him making both of his blockbuster trades in July. The A’s added Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel and Jon Lester, but had to give up Yoenis Cespedes and their two best prospects, Addison Russell and Billy McKinney. “Simply put, if we don’t have Jon Lester, I don’t think...
Via Sports-Glory
October 02, 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

The fading Oakland A’s

Once upon a time, the Oakland A’s held the AL West lead for a total of 119 days this season. Now they are battling for a Wild Card spot and have a 4-11 record for September. The Oakland A’s were once postseason favorites and now fans are worried that they will not make the postseason at all. With the team unraveling at the seams, it is as though nothing can save them from utter...
Via isportsweb.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers GM Sends Billy Beane Funny Text After Acquiring David Price

Who said friendly one-upmanship was gone from the game of baseball? Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane acquired Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox in a deal that included Yoenis Cespedes on Thursday morning. At that time, most of us figured Beane had pulled off the two biggest trades of the season (A’s also acquired Jeff Samardzija in early July).  Unfortunately for...
Via Sportsnaut
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: second base edition

Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane recently told Jim Bowden of ESPN’s “GM’s Office” video blog that the he hopes the team is still active in the trade market prior to the July 31 deadline but what move could be made to make a already deep team, deeper? The Oakland A’s might have one of the league’s most potent offenses so far this season but they have gotten little...
Via isportsweb.com
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Samardzija Trade Increases Pressure on Billy Beane’s ‘Moneyball’ A’s to Cash In and ‘Win Now’

It was only a matter of time before former Cubs P Jeff Samardzija was to be dealt. Having recently refused to sign a contract extension with the Cubs, his days in the Windy City were numbered. All that was in question was his destination. Unexpectedly, the move happened well before July 31—on Friday night, to be exact—as the Oakland Athletics swooped in and nabbed both Samardzija...
Via The Sports Daily
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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