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  1. A’s avoid arbitration with Ike Davis for $3.8 million

    Dec 2, 2014, 7:59 PM EST

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    From Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish comes word that the Athletics have avoided arbitration with first baseman Ike Davis by agreeing to a one-year, $3.8 million contract for the 2015 season.

  2. The Braves appear to be a long shot for free agent left-hander Jon Lester

    Dec 1, 2014, 7:41 PM EST

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    The Braves shed some salary when they dealt Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden to the Cardinals last month and they could shed even more if they trade Justin Upton, but it appears that they are getting priced out of the mix.

  3. The Giants and Jon Lester are meeting today

    Dec 1, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

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    Rumor has it that there will be tea and light conversation.

  4. Blue Jays considering Alberto Callaspo at second base

    Nov 30, 2014, 10:30 PM EST

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    The Blue Jays are looking in the bargain bin to fill their void at second base.

  5. Red Sox among teams interested in Jeff Samardzija

    Nov 30, 2014, 9:59 AM EST

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox are among the teams with interest in acquiring starter Jeff Samardzija from the A’s.

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

    Nov 30, 2014, 8:54 AM EST

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    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 …

  7. Josh Donaldson credits new teammate Jose Bautista for breakout

    Nov 29, 2014, 9:20 PM EST

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

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

    Nov 29, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

    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.

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

    Nov 29, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

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

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

    Nov 29, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

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    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.

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

    Nov 29, 2014, 8:58 AM EST

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    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.

  12. Josh Reddick perplexed by the Josh Donaldson trade

    Nov 28, 2014, 11:30 PM EST

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

  13. Athletics designate Kyle Blanks and Josh Lindblom for assignment

    Nov 28, 2014, 10:34 PM EST

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

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

    Nov 28, 2014, 9:57 PM EST

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

  15. Report: Athletics working on a trade

    Nov 28, 2014, 8:44 PM EST

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    The Athletics are reportedly close to getting three or four players back in a trade involving starter Jeff Samardzija.

  16. Not so fast on the Cardinals’ reported interest in Jon Lester

    Nov 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

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    “Their interest in the lefty appears as much opportunistic as enthusiastic.”

  17. Brandon Moss, Allen Craig on Marlins’ first base radar

    Nov 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

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    A couple more options have appeared on the Marlins’ radar for an upgrade at first base.

  18. Giants casting “wide net” that includes Max Scherzer

    Nov 25, 2014, 10:12 PM EST

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    Max Scherzer, a client of Scott Boras, seems comfortable with slow-playing this market. We’ve seen loads of rumors and reports involving the other prominent free agent ace, Jon Lester, but it’s hard to identify which teams are in the running at the moment for Max. The Giants may be one …

  19. The Cubs have offered Jon Lester “north of $135 million”

    Nov 25, 2014, 3:46 PM EST

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    Based on what we know at the moment, the Cubs’ offer is the richest one out there.

  20. Dodgers join Red Sox in pursuit of Cole Hamels

    Nov 24, 2014, 9:20 PM EST

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    The Phillies have another potential suitor for Cole Hamels, as the Dodgers have joined the Red Sox in the mix.

  21. Before you go citing 2011 . . .

    Nov 24, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

    Best Team

    It’s easy to say “it didn’t work before, so it won’t work this time,” but doing so is to misread the current situation with the Boston Red Sox.

  22. So what would the Red Sox look like with Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval?

    Nov 24, 2014, 6:38 AM EST

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    It could happen. It could happen as early as today, folks.

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