5 Reasons for Oakland Athletics Fans to Be Thankful Heading into 2014

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

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On Monday it looked like the big trade news was going to be the Washington Nationals acquiring Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for three prospects. The move could turn out to be a steal for the Nats. […]

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Scott Kazmir

The Oakland Athletics signed 29-year-old lefty Scott Kazmir to a two-year, $22 million deal on Monday, pending a successful physical exam. But why? Last season, the veteran pitcher returned to MLB after basically sitting out two seasons due to injuries and a lack of production […]

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Jed Lowrie

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics are two small market teams that have fought the good fight against the large market teams for quite some time with varying success; could the two teams agree on a trade that helps both […]

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Nick Punto

It isn’t a rumor that the Oakland Athletics signed former Los Angeles Dodgers backup shortstop Nick Punto. That is a fact and it is a great move by the Athletics. What is still in the rumor category is a possible […]

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Bartolo Colon

Even at the tender age of 40+ Bartolo Colon should be worth quite a look on the free agent market this MLB offseason. The Oakland Athletics are one of the most interested teams in Colon because of course he has […]

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Despite going through the formality of not offering Bartolo Colon a qualifying offer for 2014, the Oakland Athletics are still the front-runners to obtain the veteran free agent’s services for 2014. Being the favorites is hardly a lock, however, and […]

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Sean Doolittle is already the Oakland Athletics‘ most valuable reliever, and it’s about time that the team gives him a role befitting of his performance. That, of course, would the the ninth inning, where Grant Balfour has been busy making […]

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Yoenis Cespedes

Nearly every team has one player that is capable of taking their game to another level at crunch time. This is the player that other teams vow not to allow to beat them and yet it sometimes happens anyway. For […]

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sonny gray

Sonny Gray fell short of leading the Oakland Athletics into the ALCS but did so just barely. Justin Verlander bested him in the final game of the division series with the Detroit Tigers but something else happened in that game. […]

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