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Matt Holliday’s Yankees’ deal has no-trade clause to one team

Matt Holliday is making it pretty darn clear that he doesn’t want to play baseball in one city. Outside of potentially visiting Oakland as a member of the New York Yankees, the veteran has no intention of repeating his nightmarish half season with the Athletics. According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, the recently signed Yankees outfielder’s new contract includes a no-trade...
Via Sportsnaut
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: A’s strength trainer planted hidden cameras to spy on players in weight room

Oakland A’s strength trainer, Michael Henriques, was recently suspended by the club after having been caught using a hidden camera to spy on the team. This information came out on Friday, via Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, who reports the club had an independent investigator come in, and that MLB “including its Department of Investigations, and the Players Association” monitored...
Via Sportsnaut
August 05, 2016  |  Discuss

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March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

A's VP Billy Beane among highest water users during drought

Oakland A’s executive Billy Beane is playing a new version of money ball — this one involving his water bill. The much lauded A’s VP was among the highest users of water in the East Bay area of Northern California this summer, records from the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) show, per the San Jose Mercury News. Beane was the third-highest water user at just shy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dutch soccer club hires Billy Beane as an adviser

Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane will be doing some work with one of his other passions – soccer. Dutch club AZ Alkmaar of the Eredivisie has hired Beane as an adviser with an eye towards helping them compete in the top-rated Dutch league against competition like Ajax, Feyenoord, and PSV Eindhoven. The Guardian has some of the relevant quotes. Alkmaar’s general director Robert...
Via The Outside Corner
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick sends great 'Dumb and Dumber' tweet about A's

By Anna Fogel Josh Reddick just needed to have a little faith in his general manager. The Oakland Athletics have made some head-scratching moves this offseason, most notably trading their star, Josh Donaldson, to the Toronto Blue Jays on Nov. 28. Like the rest of the baseball world, Reddick was confused by the trade, but he took his doubt a step further and openly criticized his...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

The Oakland Athletics are coming off yet another heart-breaking postseason exit, this time at the hands of the Kansas City Royals in an amazing extra-inning Wild Card game loss on Tuesday night. For a team that had expectations to win the World Series throughout the vast majority of the year, the 2014 season has to be nothing less than a downright failure for the team...
Via Sportsnaut
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: second base edition

Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane recently told Jim Bowden of ESPN’s “GM’s Office” video blog that the he hopes the team is still active in the trade market prior to the July 31 deadline but what move could be made to make a already deep team, deeper? The Oakland A’s might have one of the league’s most potent offenses so far this season but they have gotten little...
Via isportsweb.com
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Samardzija Trade Increases Pressure on Billy Beane’s ‘Moneyball’ A’s to Cash In and ‘Win Now’

It was only a matter of time before former Cubs P Jeff Samardzija was to be dealt. Having recently refused to sign a contract extension with the Cubs, his days in the Windy City were numbered. All that was in question was his destination. Unexpectedly, the move happened well before July 31—on Friday night, to be exact—as the Oakland Athletics swooped in and nabbed both Samardzija...
Via The Sports Daily
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Four trades in 24-hours

The first week of December has been a busy one for Billy Beane and the rest of the Oakland A’s organization when it comes to trades and acquisitions. In 24-hours, Beane was able to acquired five players in four very strategic moves. Let’s recap what has happened and why the Athletics might be making these trades. Jim Johnson Monday was a day for pitching. The A’s traded infielder...
Via isportsweb.com
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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