12/26/2014 | Year of highs, lows and plenty of change for A's
The year 2014 was a tale of two seasons for the A's, who provided their fans several memorable moments but also some not-so-good ones along the way. A season that began with so much promise and ended in so much disappointment was followed by a wave of equally stunning offseason moves.
12/23/2014 | Fatherhood has changed holidays for Vogt
Stephen Vogt was kind enough to take some time to chat with MLB.com about the holiday memories he's creating as a father, as well as ones he remembers best from his own childhood.
12/22/2014 | Scouting profile: Sean Nolin
Sean Nolin compiled a 2-1 record with a 4.03 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in seven starts in the AFL. The tall, solid lefty showed command, control, mound presence and a deep, consistent repertoire.
12/19/2014 | After Norris trade, A's release veteran Punto
In the wake of yet another multiplayer trade, with Oakland sending All-Star catcher Derek Norris to San Diego for two pitchers on Thursday evening, the A's released veteran infielder Nick Punto to clear a spot on their 40-man roster.
12/18/2014 | A's deal Norris to Padres, acquire 2 pitchers
Oakland traded catcher Derek Norris, right-hander Seth Streich and an international signing slot to the Padres on Thursday night in exchange for right-handers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez.
12/18/2014 | A's acquire lefty reliever De La Rosa from D-backs
The A's have added Eury De La Rosa to their bullpen mix, acquiring the left-hander from the D-backs in exchange for cash on Thursday morning.
12/16/2014 | Inbox: Who will comprise back end of A's rotation?
What will the rotation look like in 2015, and which prospect has the best chance to crack it? Beat reporter Jane Lee tackles this and other roster questions in the A's Inbox.
12/15/2014 | Scouting profile: A's shortstop prospect Daniel Robertson
Bernie Pleskoff watched Robertson play in the recently concluded Arizona Fall League. He easily made his list of top players he scouted during the autumn season. He finished the Fall League with a batting average of .310. Among his 22 hits were a double and a home run.
12/11/2014 | A's trade for Rockies Rule 5 Draft pick Canha
The A's made one final trade at the Winter Meetings on Thursday morning, acquiring first baseman/outfielder Mark Canha from the Rockies in exchange for Minor League right-hander Austin House and cash considerations.
12/10/2014 | A's quiet on final full day of Winter Meetings
After grabbing all of the headlines in the early goings of these Winter Meetings, the retooling A's have slowly but surely eased their way out of the spotlight.
12/9/2014 | After flurry of deals, Beane still not finished with roster
After turning his roster upside down, A's general manager Billy Beane is ready to put the pieces back together with an eye not just on 2015, but beyond.
12/9/2014 | Newly acquired Bassitt has repertoire, confidence of starter
Recently acquired Oakland Athletics right-handed pitching prospect Chris Bassitt is a long and lean right-hander with the ability to start or pitch in relief.
12/9/2014 | Semien poised to make quickest Majors impact
Jeff Samardzija returned to Chicago, this time to the White Sox, in a deal that also featured five young players. Oakland acquired infielder Marcus Semien, catcher Josh Phegley, right-hander Chris Bassitt and first baseman Rangel Ravelo in exchange for Samardzija and righty Michael Ynoa.
12/9/2014 | A's deal Samardzija to White Sox for 4 players
The A's traded All-Star right-hander Jeff Samardzija and pitching prospect Michael Ynoa to the White Sox in exchange for four players on Tuesday. Oakland received infielders Marcus Semien and Rangel Ravelo, right-hander Chris Bassitt and catcher Josh Phegley in the deal on Day 2 of the Winter Meetings. Semien is expected to be the A's shortstop next season.
12/8/2014 | A's reportedly near deal sending Samardzija to White Sox
On Monday evening reports surfaced that the A's were closing in on a deal that would send right-hander Jeff Samardzija to the White Sox, who have long been linked to the All-Star. Young infielder Marcus Semien is thought to be involved and, if dealt to Oakland, would slide in at shortstop.
12/8/2014 | A's Spring Training tour part of charity auction items
For a third consecutive year, the A's are offering unique experiences to be auctioned online to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
12/8/2014 | A's net steady player from Indians in Wendle
While some might think the A's didn't get enough from the Indians for Brandon Moss, those who have watched Joe Wendle play regularly have high praise for the 5-foot-11, 190-pound left-handed-hitting second baseman.
12/8/2014 | A's acquire infielder Wendle from Indians for Moss
Yet another big bat is headed out of Oakland, with Brandon Moss on his way to Cleveland in a trade that brought Minor League infielder Joe Wendle to the A's on Monday morning.
12/7/2014 | Beane, A's could be active this week at Winter Meetings
Heavy trade rumors will follow the A's to San Diego on Monday, when the annual Winter Meetings officially begin. The club has already swung one blockbuster this offseason. Who's next to go?
12/5/2014 | Athletics sure to be busy at Winter Meetings
The A's will soon take their busy offseason agenda down south for this year's Winter Meetings in San Diego, and rampant rumors involving several of their players will surely follow them.
12/4/2014 | Trio of A's help bring holiday cheer to Oakland school kids
A's pitchers Sonny Gray, Dan Otero and Drew Pomeranz sure know how to help throw a party. The three players were on hand at the Oakland Zoo on Thursday to welcome in local children for a holiday party annually hosted by the A's Community Fund. The players signed hundreds of autographs and were stopped for just as many pictures by the 220 students in attendance from Parker Elementary School in Oakland.
12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class
Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).
12/3/2014 | Source: A's have multiple suitors for Moss
The A's are actively engaging in further trade talks, this time with the Indians, who have expressed interest in Brandon Moss, a source told MLB.com on Wednesday. However, another source said other teams are in on the slugger, too, and nothing appears imminent.
12/3/2014 | Winter Meetings could keep Beane even busier
The A's already have reshaped their roster this offseason, but there's still plenty of work to be done. The Winter Meetings in San Diego next week might be just the time and place to expect the next move from general manager Billy Beane.
12/2/2014 | A's agree to one-year deals with Davis, Rodriguez
The A's agreed to one-year deals for the 2015 season with first baseman Ike Davis and right-hander Fernando Rodriguez, agreeing to terms with the two players to avoid arbitration. The club also tendered contracts to its remaining 12 arbitration-eligible players but non-tendered first baseman Kyle Blanks and outfielder Andrew Brown, both of whom were designated for assignment last week.
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