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  1. 2015 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 23, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin

    They’ve reshuffled the deck for 2015. But that’s OK, they do that a lot and it always seems to work out OK.

  2. Players go 6-for-14 in arbitration hearings

    Feb 21, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

    Josh Donaldson

    As usual, teams in general won at a slightly better rate than players in arbitration hearings. 2014 saw the most arbitration hearings since 2001.

  3. Josh Donaldson loses arbitration case to the Blue Jays

    Feb 13, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT

    Brandon Moss

    Donaldson will make $4.3 million this season instead of $5.75 million.

  4. Blue Jays and Josh Donaldson went to an arbitration hearing Thursday

    Feb 12, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

    josh donaldson getty

    Donaldson, who was acquired from the Athletics in late November, batted .255/.342/.456 with 29 home runs and 98 RBI last season.

  5. Reds avoid salary arbitration with Todd Frazier with two-year, $12 million contract

    Feb 8, 2015, 2:09 PM EDT

    todd frazier getty

    According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Reds have signed third baseman Todd Frazier to a two-year, $12 million contract. It covers Frazier’s first two years of arbitration-eligibility.

  6. 54 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain

    Find out what salaries arbitration-eligible players and their respective teams filed for ahead of Friday’s deadline.

  7. Josh Reddick is now on board with Billy Beane’s plan

    Jan 10, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT

    josh reddick getty

    Josh Reddick openly criticized the logic behind the Josh Donaldson deal, but he’s back on board with Billy Beane’s plan after today’s trade for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar.

  8. UPDATE: Athletics acquire Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from Rays

    Jan 10, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT

    Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

    Billy Beane’s fascinating offseason continues, as the Athletics have acquired Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Rays.

  9. Padres acquire catcher Derek Norris from Athletics

    Dec 18, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    Derek Norris Getty

    The Padres continue to overhaul their lineup while the A’s continue to unload.

  10. A’s to get Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt from White Sox for Jeff Samardzija

    Dec 9, 2014, 3:05 AM EDT

    Marcus Semien

    White Sox set to add a top starter to go along with their new closer.

  11. UPDATE: The A’s and Indians could agree to a Brandon Moss trade as soon as Friday

    Dec 4, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

    Brandon Moss

    The Athletics have already traded Josh Donaldson and it’s beginning to sound like a foregone conclusion that Moss will follow him out the door.

  12. “Billy Boy”: The Josh Donaldson trade was reportedly sparked by an argument with Billy Beane

    Dec 3, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

    josh donaldson getty

    If this is true, it wouldn’t be the first time Beane rode a promising player out of town on a rail.

  13. A’s GM Billy Beane discusses the Josh Donaldson trade

    Nov 30, 2014, 8:54 AM EDT

    billy beane getty

    A’s general manager Billy Beane joined MLB Network by phone on Saturday to discuss the controversial trade that sent Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie and three prospects …

  14. Josh Donaldson credits new teammate Jose Bautista for breakout

    Nov 29, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Josh Donaldson

    Josh Donaldson emulated Jose Bautista and it helped him put himself on the map in 2013 with the Athletics.

  15. Billy Beane: Athletics unlikely to get a shortstop through free agency

    Nov 29, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie

    The Athletics will likely have to address their vacant shortstop position via trade as opposed to free agency according to GM Billy Beane.

  16. Josh Donaldson writes farewell message to A’s fans

    Nov 29, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Josh Donaldson Getty

    After coming over the Cubs in 2008, Josh Donaldson emerged as a star in Oakland.

  17. Athletics GM Billy Beane: “What we thought we had to do was do something that wasn’t timid”

    Nov 29, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Billy Beane

    Many were caught off guard by the big Josh Donaldson trade with the Blue Jays last night. Athletics GM Billy Beane did his best to explain his rationale.

  18. Report: Athletics discussing Justin Upton, Evan Gattis with Braves

    Nov 29, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

    The Athletics dealt star third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays last night for Brett Lawrie and three prospects, but general manager Billy Beane isn’t done with reshuffling his roster.

  19. Josh Reddick perplexed by the Josh Donaldson trade

    Nov 28, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    josh reddick getty

    The Josh Donaldson trade puzzled his now ex-teammate Josh Reddick.

  20. Athletics designate Kyle Blanks and Josh Lindblom for assignment

    Nov 28, 2014, 10:34 PM EDT

    Mike Gallego, Kyle Blanks

    The A’s cleared some space on their roster following the Josh Donaldson trade by designating Kyle Blanks and Josh Lindblom for assignment.

  21. Blue Jays acquire Josh Donaldson in a trade with the Athletics

    Nov 28, 2014, 9:57 PM EDT

    josh donaldson getty

    Brett Lawrie and a couple of minor leaguers are headed to the Athletics in exchange for Josh Donaldson.

  22. A’s do not plan to trade third baseman Josh Donaldson

    Nov 5, 2014, 7:48 PM EDT

    josh donaldson getty

    Josh Donaldson is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and is likely to command a big sum of money, but the cost-conscious A’s aren’t even considering trading the star third baseman.

  23. 2014 Fielding Bible Award winners announced

    Oct 30, 2014, 7:24 PM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain Getty

    The Fielding Bible Awards are back. And they have an interesting wrinkle this time around.

  24. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    gold glove award

    On your mark. Get set. Complain!

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