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A's release infielder Nick Punto

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — 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
  • 18 hr 53 min ago

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

Inside Bay Area (By Laurence Miedema <a href='mailto:lsmied) — Oakland A's reportedly trade another All-Star, this time Derek Norris going to the Padres
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Daric Barton signs with Toronto Blue Jays

Inside Bay Area (Bay Area News Group) — 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
  • 3 days ago

A's tried to sign Chase Headley

Inside Bay Area (John Hickey) — 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.
  • 4 days ago

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

Inside Bay Area (By Pueng Vongs, Bay Area News Group <a hre) — Former San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito has sold a property in the Hollywood Hills for $3.375 million
  • 5 days ago
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Oakland Coliseum board rejects former Republican lawmaker for top post

Inside Bay Area (By Matthew Artz <a href='mailto:martz@baya) — 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.
  • 8 days ago

Key Oakland A's players acquired after winter meetings

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — 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.
  • 8 days ago

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

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — 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...
  • 8 days ago

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

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland deals for minor-leaguer slugger Mark Canha, who was a teammate of new A's infielder Marcus Semien at Cal.
  • 8 days ago

A's general manager Billy Beane has Oakland fans up in arms

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane has traded four all-stars -- Cespedes, Donaldson, Samardzija, Moss -- since July, and the fan base has taken to Twitter to express concern about what is...
  • 9 days ago

Barry Zito eyes major league comeback

Inside Bay Area (By Alex Pavlovic <a href='mailto:apavlovic) — Former San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito will audition for teams in January in hopes of returning to the big leagues, his agent Scott Boras said Wednesday at the winter...
  • 9 days ago
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Oakland A's might still deal John Jaso

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Catcher John Jaso of the Oakland A's has had concussion issues the past two seasons, and general manager Billy Beane might be looking to trade him.
  • 10 days ago

A's trade Jeff Samardzija to White Sox in six-player deal

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — The Oakland A's finally completed their deal to send starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox, getting a potential starting shortstop and potential member of the starting rotation...
  • 10 days ago

Athletics trade Brandon Moss: Social media reaction

Inside Bay Area (By George Kelly Bay Area News Group) — Oakland fans weigh in after the team received Cleveland minor-league infielder Joey Wendle in return for the first baseman/outfielder in a deal announced Monday morning
  • 11 days ago

A's trade Brandon Moss to Cleveland Indians

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — The middle of the A's 2014 batting order took another major hit Monday with the news the A's have traded first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians for minor league infielder...
  • 11 days ago

A's notebook: Moss, Samardzija deals looking less likely

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — On the eve of Monday's official start of Major League Baseball's winter meetings, the Oakland A's appear to be slightly further from deals they seemed close to locking down this past week --...
  • 12 days ago

Bud Selig has one last chance with A's

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — With Major League Baseball gathering in San Diego for its annual winter meeting, Bud Selig will be passing the title of commissioner to Rob Manfred
  • 12 days ago

Are Moss, Samardzija on their way out of Oakland?

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — With slugger Brandon Moss and pitcher Jeff Samardzija being discussed in trades, Oakland A's could be busier than usual at the winter meetings in San Diego.
  • 13 days ago

Purdy: Raiders meet with financier seeking Oakland stadium deal

Inside Bay Area (By Mark Purdy Mercury News Columnist) — The Oakland Raiders meet with the San Diego financier who is trying to develop the proposed Coliseum City project.
  • 14 days ago
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Oakland A's, Cleveland Indians talking trade

Inside Bay Area (By John Hickey <a href='mailto:jhickey@bay) — Brandon Moss is subject of MLB trade rumor involving Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics
  • 16 days ago
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Blog Articles

Bay Area native Marcus Semien on being traded to A’s

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the winter meetings in San Diego I just spoke to infielder Marcus Semien, acquired from the White Sox in the Jeff Samardzija deal today, and he said...
  • 10 days ago

Jeff Samardzija trade official, A’s get four players

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the winter meetings in San Diego The Jeff Samardzija deal is finally official, and the A’s get back four players from the White Sox, including...
  • 10 days ago

A’s to get Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt for Samardzija

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the winter meetings in San Diego The A’s deal with the White Sox is complete, but not yet announced. What two big-league sources have told The...
  • 11 days ago
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A’s close to trading Jeff Samardzija

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the winter meetings in San Diego General manager Billy Beane hinted strongly during an interview session here this evening that the A’s are...
  • 11 days ago

Brandon Moss dealt to Indians for minor leaguer

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser The A’s have completed the deal for Brandon Moss with the Indians that I wrote about last week, and they did indeed receive the player I said they...
  • 11 days ago
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A’s discusssing minor leaguer for Brandon Moss

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser The A’s are in discussions that could net them a minor-league infielder from the Indians in exchange for outfielder Brandon Moss. Among the...
  • 15 days ago
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Crying over the loss of Brett Lawrie (video)

SFGate.com (Vlae Kershner) — Most A’s fans I talk to are pretty steamed that Josh Donaldson was traded to Toronto, but they’ve got nothing on this 6-year-old Blue Jays fan lamenting the loss of Brett Lawrie to...
  • 15 days ago
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A’s talk — more on Josh Donaldson, Billy Beane and Brandon Moss trade report

SFGate.com (John Shea) — The Billy Beane-Josh Donaldson “spat,” which The Chronicle reported Saturday, involved Donaldson requesting a couple of days off to get right physically and sources telling us that Beane suggested...
  • 16 days ago
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A’s non-tender Kyle Blanks, Andrew Brown, agree to contracts with Ike Davis, Fernando Rodriguez

SFGate.com (John Shea) — The A’s did not tender contracts to first baseman Kyle Blanks and outfielder Andrew Brown, making them free agents, and moved to keep the rest of their arbitration-eligible players. That includes...
  • 17 days ago
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A’s minor-league coaches include Ariel Prieto

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser It’s nice to see that Ariel Prieto will return to the A’s organization after being reassigned from the big-league staff; he’ll be...
  • 17 days ago
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Meet Brett Lawrie, new A’s third baseman

SFGate.com (John Shea) — Brett Lawrie said he feels no pressure replacing Oakland’s best player, Josh Donaldson, whose trade to Toronto on Friday netted the A’s Lawrie, two young pitchers and an infield prospect. “I can’t...
  • 18 days ago
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Ramirez wouldn’t be only A’s target in White Sox talks

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser As I reported yesterday, the White Sox are among the teams with interest in Oakland starter Jeff Samardzija, and while many outlets today are reporting...
  • 20 days ago
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All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson traded to Toronto

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser It seems almost unthinkable, but the A’s just dealt away their best player, All-Star and MVP candidate Josh Donaldson.  Oakland has traded...
  • 21 days ago
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A’s acquire first baseman Ike Davis from Pirates

SFGate.com (Susan Slusser) — From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser The A’s have just traded for first baseman Ike Davis, sending international slot money to the Pirates, who’d designated Davis three days ago....
  • 26 days ago
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