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  • A's view Maxwell as primary catcher in '18
    As the A's continue to sort through potential fits among available right-handed-hitting outfielders and lefty relievers, they won't add a catcher to their to-do list -- at least for the time being.
  • SHOP SALE: Take 25-50% off sitewide
    Save big while making a serious dent in your shopping list. Take 25 to 50 percent off sitewide at the A's Shop through Thursday at 8:59 p.m. PT in a special two-day savings event.
  • Beane still focused on A's youth movement
    The A's intend to surge forward with a youth movement set in motion months ago. Even while operating with no timeline to leave the Coliseum -- a proposition built on promises of increased revenue before stadium talks ended -- the club's brain trust still believes it is prudent to lock up several members of its young core.
  • Winter Meetings interview with Bob Melvin
    Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.
  • A's expect Meetings to accelerate offseason
    The A's will take their wish list to Disney World this week, hoping to further their offseason doings within the frenzied confines of the Winter Meetings.
  • Bid for a behind-the-scenes look with the A's
    "A's Intern for a Day" and "Spend an Inning in the Broadcast Booth" are among the unique baseball experiences being offered by the A's as part of the annual Winter Meetings charity auction this week.
  • A's winter wish came true with Parker trade
    Seeking a left-handed complement to the right-handed power duo of Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco, A's general manager Sandy Alderson swung a deal for Dave Parker during the Winter Meetings in Dallas, sending pitchers Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas to the Reds. "The Cobra" became Oakland's primary DH, compiling 22 homers and 97 RBIs and offering veteran leadership that proved vital to the club's consecutive World Series appearances.
  • A's Top 30 prospects list
    Who do the Athletics have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Oakland's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Petit signs two-year deal to elevate bullpen
    The A's made their two-year deal with veteran reliever Yusmeiro Petit official Thursday, injecting a versatile weapon into their bullpen.
  • A's new ballpark site talks break down
    Plans for the A's to build a ballpark near Oakland's Laney College have been derailed, after landowners of the selected site decided to halt talks with the team.
  • How rest of AL West can catch up to Astros
    If you're an American League West team other than the Houston Astros, what's the plan for 2018? Who makes up a 21-game deficit in one offseason? Even in the land of competitive balance, that kind of thing almost never happens.
  • A's finalize '18 staff with addition of Pedrique
    The A's rounded out their Major League coaching staff for the 2018 season on Monday, bringing Al Pedrique aboard as first-base coach.
  • MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018
    For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.
  • A's tender contracts to arb-eligible players
    Of the many deadlines clubs deal with in the offseason, Friday's was a cinch for the A's.
  • New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in
    New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.
  • A's make steal of offseason with Petit signing
    A's make steal of offseason with Petit signing
  • Smolinski, A's avoid arbitration with 1-year deal
    Outfielder Jake Smolinski, who was out of action for much of this past season after undergoing right shoulder surgery and was thus considered a non-tender candidate, will be back with the A's in 2018 on a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.
  • Cotton raises funds for hurricane-ravaged home
    For much of September, Jharel Cotton's thoughts drifted home. The Virgin Islands, braving two hurricanes in two weeks, were in shambles, and Cotton could only watch from afar as the scale of devastation became clear.
  • Pirates claim lefty Moll off waivers from A's
    Continuing their search for left-handed relief options, the Pirates on Monday claimed Sam Moll off waivers from the A's.
  • A's trade outfielder Brugman to Orioles
    The Orioles and Athletics have agreed on a deal that will send outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Baltimore in exchange for a player to be named or cash, the clubs announced Wednesday.
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