Posts tagged Billy Beane

TRADE: A’S GET LOWRIE, ASTROS GET PROSPECTS

TRADE: A’S GET LOWRIE, ASTROS GET PROSPECTS

The Oakland A’s, defending AL west champs, continued stocking up for immediate improvement by adding INF Jed Lowrie from the Astros for a package of prospects: A’S GET – INF Jed Lowrie, RHP Fernando Rodriguez ASTROS GET – 1B/DH Chris Carter, RHP Brad Peacock and minor league C Max Stassi The A’s came out of nowhere […]

TRADE PIECE: TOMMY MILONE

TRADE PIECE: TOMMY MILONE

On December 23, 2011, the Oakland A’s, in a busy offseason, shipped first-time arbitration-eligible LHP Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals in a six-player deal. The Nats got minor league RHP Robert Gilliam and Gonzalez, who was coming off back-to-back solid seasons for the non-contending A’s. Oakland GM Billy Beane got two minor leaguers plus a RHP […]

A’S WRAP UP SPRING TRAINING, HEAD TO JAPAN

A’S WRAP UP SPRING TRAINING, HEAD TO JAPAN

The Oakland A’s, who had one of the more interesting offseasons of any MLB club, will be one of the first teams to start getting a report card as they open the season in Japan vs. the Mariners on March 28. As such, the A’s have concluded their spring games in Arizona and will now […]

CESPEDES SIGNS WITH A’S

CESPEDES SIGNS WITH A’S

26-year old Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to a four-year/$36M deal with the Oakland A’s, to the surprise of many. Cespedes joins a long list of young talent that the A’s have acquired in recent months, only this one cost Billy Beane and Co. money, not established major league talent. There are several question […]

MONEYBALL OPENS A WEEK FROM TODAY

MONEYBALL OPENS A WEEK FROM TODAY