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  1. Jeff Samardzija content he chose baseball over football

    Aug 19, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Baseball wound up the career path of choice for the A’s right-hander, but football will always be in Samardzija’s blood.

  2. Starlin Castro hopes to stay with the Cubs

    Aug 16, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Starlin Castro Getty

    When the Cubs acquired top prospect shortstop Addison Russell from the Athletics in the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel deal, many assumed that it likely signified the beginning of the end for Starlin Castro in Chicago. But Castro hopes to stick around.

  3. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett, Ruben Amaro Jr., Ryne Sandberg

    Keeping score in the aftermath of Thursday’s deadline deals.

  4. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    David Price

    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

  5. Tommy Milone declines to comment on report he requested a trade from A’s

    Jul 22, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported yesterday that A’s left-hander Tommy Milone has requested a trade after being demoted to Triple-A despite plenty of success in the big leagues.

  6. Report: Tommy Milone has asked the Athletics to trade him

    Jul 21, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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    After a demotion to Triple-A earlier this month, Tommy Milone has asked the Athletics to trade him. He appears unlikely to get his wish.

  7. Would the Mariners trade “top target” Nick Franklin to the rival A’s?

    Jul 21, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Nick Franklin Getty

    There’s no room for Nick Franklin in Seattle because the Mariners don’t trust his defense at shortstop and Robinson Cano kind of has second base locked down for a while, but he’d make plenty of sense for a lot of other teams.

  8. Angels, Padres “do not match up” on Ian Kennedy trade

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Bill Shaikin of the LA Times wrote Wednesday morning that the Angels “long have known they do not have the elite prospects necessary to acquire” ace left-hander David Price from the Rays. And that weak farm system could also mean that another known Angels target will slip through the cracks.

  9. First-place Athletics set a franchise mark with 59th win before the All-Star break

    Jul 13, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie, Mike Zunino

    The Athletics avoided a series sweep in Seattle. With their win, their 59th of the season, the A’s set a franchise mark for wins at the All-Star break.

  10. Drew Pomeranz allows just one hit in rehab debut

    Jul 13, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    A’s starter Drew Pomeranz made his minor league rehab debut on Saturday night with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. And it was promising. The left-hander struck out seven, walked none, and yielded only one hit — a solo home run — over four strong innings.

  11. CSNBayArea’s exclusive interview with Billy Beane

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

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    Here’s part one of an exclusive interview that Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com conducted this week with Billy Beane, general manager of the team with the best record in the majors …

  12. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  13. Jeff Samardzija impresses in debut with the Athletics

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Jeff Samardzija pitched well and got a win — only his third of the season — in his debut with the Athletics.

  14. Justin Verlander thinks the Tigers influenced the Athletics’ recent pitching acquisitions

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Verlander reacts after leaving the game against Texas Rangers in their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    The Tigers — Justin Verlander specifically — have booted the Athletics out of the ALDS in each of the last two seasons in heart-breaking Game Fives. That’s why Verlander thinks that the A’s had them in mind when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs on Friday.

  15. Athletics option Tommy Milone to Triple-A Sacramento

    Jul 5, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Tommy Milone

    The A’s did a bit of roster maneuvering in the wake of Friday’s Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel trade.

  16. Quote of the Day: Darwin Barney on the Cubs’ roster makeover

    Jul 5, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Darwin Barney Getty

    Darwin Barney is feeling a little lonely in the Cubs’ clubhouse these days.

  17. Report: A’s talked to Rays about David Price before finding match with Cubs

    Jul 5, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT

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    The A’s have strongly positioned themselves for another run in October after their trade with the Cubs, but they also considered a deal for the Rays’ David Price.

  18. The Cubs’ collection of position prospects is ridiculous

    Jul 5, 2014, 12:18 AM EDT

    Javier Baez

    Get excited, Cubs fans. You too, fantasy leaguers.

  19. After sacrificing two top prospects, the A’s are now all in for 2014

    Jul 4, 2014, 11:38 PM EDT

    Billy Beane

    Billy Beane gets a jump on the trade market by parting with Addison Russell, Billy McKinney.

  20. A’s acquire Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel from Cubs for Addison Russell

    Jul 4, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Chicago Cubs - Game Two

    Outfield prospect Billy McKinney and right-hander Dan Straily also on the move to the Cubs.

  21. Brian Cashman could make a deal in the coming weeks

    Jun 20, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

    Brian Cashman

    The Yankees may be on the prowl for a rotation upgrade in the coming weeks.

  22. Cubs reportedly made new five-year offer to Jeff Samardzija, but he isn’t going to accept it

    Jun 18, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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    Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reported earlier this week that the Cubs were making a late push to lock up ace right-hander Jeff Samardzija. But it doesn’t sound like anything is going to get done between the two parties.

  23. The Giants and Royals were scouting Jeff Samardzija last night

    Jun 18, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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    The hottest property at the trade deadline is being scouted by contenders.

  24. The Cubs are talking to Jeff Samardzija about a long term deal

    Jun 17, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs Photo Day

    I’m mostly happy that I get to use this pic. Oh my God, this pic.

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