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  • Tim Kawakami: A's GM Beane would trade Cespedes for Lester again

    Billy Beane knows the Yoenis Cespedes question is coming, because it's always looming when you talk about the A's these days. This is seven months after the A's general manager controversially dealt Cespedes for pending free agent ace Jon Lester, and...
  • A's begin baseball's mandatory domestic violence training

    Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL's recent troubles. The Oakland Athletics started Thursday morning in a makeshift...
  • Oakland A's DH Billy Butler hoping to add some power

    OAKLAND, Calif. After spending his entire eight-year career with the Kansas City Royals, slugger Billy Butler is still getting familiar with his A's teammates. He knows Coco Crisp because they played together in Kansas City, competed against Scott...
  • Royals head to spring training with high expectations

    That old, familiar baseball refrain made famous by fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers took on an entirely different meaning for the Kansas City Royals this offseason. No longer was "Wait 'til next year!" the battle cry of a beleaguered franchise grasping at...
  • Springing forward to Florida and Arizona for baseball training camps

    Springing forward to Florida and Arizona for baseball training camps
    Before the San Francisco Giants enjoyed their third parade in five years, before a Chevrolet executive memorably advised World Series most valuable player Madison Bumgarner he had won a truck equipped with "technology and stuff," before the "Mad Bum"...
  • New A's first baseman Ike Davis hopes to bounce back

    OAKLAND, Calif. One of the rituals of spring training is the physical exam that players must take before suiting up for the first time, and it's a good bet no one on the A's roster is looking forward to that more than Ike Davis. The first baseman, picked...
  • Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

    Baseball deals: Yoenis Cespedes goes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
    Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take him. Boston sent Cespedes to the Tigers on...
  • Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings

    Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings
    Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big. One reason: teams looking for offense...
  • Royals force Game 7 with 10-0 win over Giants

    Royals force Game 7 with 10-0 win over Giants
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Moustakas smoked a double inside the right-field line, opening the flood gates. Nori Aoki slapped a single through the left side, Lorenzo Cain dropped a bloop hit into center and Eric Hosmer bounced a double over a drawn-in...
  • Giants Are World Series Champions

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – They made a mockery out of the home-field advantage. They finished six games out of first place. Their best player was missing in action during the World Series. Yeah, all that and $8 will get you a bunch of garlic fries at AT&...
  • Red Sox Re-sign Uehara To Two-Year Deal

    The Red Sox re-signed right hander Koji Uehara to a two-year contract on Thursday. The deal was reported by WEEI.com to be worth $18 million. The 39-year-old reliever finished the 2014 season with 26 saves and a 2.52 ERA with eight walks and 80...