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Franklin Barreto No. 22 prospect in 2016
Barreto could finally give the A's the shortstop they've been missing for the past 10 years. Sean Manaea is the only other Oakland prospect on this list at No. 59. Law: Top 100 prospects (Insider)
A's have No. 18 farm system in 2016
A couple of big trades brought back four of its top-10 prospects. Oakland's system is back on the upswing after a few fallow years. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)
Age 40 didn't stop Ty Cobb
Only three right fielders have batted 300 times at age 40 -- Cobb, Sam Rice and Ichiro Suzuki. In those at-bats, Cobb posted a .357/.440/.482 slashline. All-time age-40 All-Star team
Where will Austin Jackson end up?
Jackson is a capable everyday CF who may have to accept a corner or backup OF spot at this point. He'd be an upgrade for non-contenders like the A's, Phillies and Reds or a useful piece for contenders like the Orioles, Indians, Angels and Cardinals. Unsigned free agents (Insider)
MLB managers hang out at hoops game
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price and Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin sit together at the Stanford-Cal hoops game to cheer on their alma mater.
Jose Canseco is now offering financial advice, with the former slugger saying in a Twitter rant the Bank of Japan's idea of negative interest rates "is blowing my mind."
Should Coco Crisp come off the bench?
With the Athletics hoping to keep Crisp healthy this season, the team might have to consider using the 36-year-old as a pinch-hitter instead of having him play every day in left field. MLB rumors roundup
A's catcher Stephen Vogt is recovering after having arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow but is expected to be fully healed by Opening Day.
Henderson Alvarez likely won't make his debut for the Athletics until May, general manager David Forst said Sunday.
The surprisingly effective Rich Hill
Hill's fastball barely averages 90 mph, but it ranks as one of the top pitches in baseball among starters. How often the left-hander throws his curve could be making his fastball more deceptive. Best pitches in MLB (Insider)
Oakland and Tampa Bay just aren't cutting it as major league homes. Christina Kahrl offers up new cities for both franchises that would maximize revenue for baseball.
Any takers for Jonathan Lucroy?
Lucroy hopes to be traded from the Brewers to a contender, but Milwaukee might not be in a rush to deal him. The Rangers, Nationals and Athletics are among the teams reportedly interested in the veteran catcher. MLB rumors roundup
The AL West has plenty of talent, but who is the most intriguing player heading into the 2016 season?
A's lurk in free-agent market
Oakland isn't often a big spender, but it could bring in a bat like Dexter Fowler or Ian Desmond as potential trade bait down the road, Jim Bowden writes. Fits for free agents (Insider)
A's defense could return to form
Assuming SS Marcus Semien is better defensively in 2016, Oakland could once again have a strong defense. Until then, the group falls short of making Buster Olney's list. Top 10 defenses (Insider)
Right fielder Josh Reddick has reached agreement on a $6.575 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid salary arbitration.
The 1990s saw save numbers go up as bullpen roles became more specialized; as offense ramped up, the Indians, A's and Orioles fielded standout pens.
Athletics, Valencia avoid arbitration
Oakland signed 3B Danny Valencia to a one-year deal worth $3.15 million. Valencia hit .290 with 18 homers and 66 RBIs between the Blue Jays and A's last season.
The two greatest outfields of all time -- based on a single-season standard -- featured Hall of Famers and a high combined WAR.
First baseman Yonder Alonso and the Athletics avoided salary arbitration by agreeing on a $2.65 million, one-year contract Wednesday.
A look at the three best bullpens of the 1980s, when the conventions on relief pitchers continued a dramatic transformation.
Athletics' stadium plans remain on hold
With the Oakland Raiders being denied the chance to move to Los Angeles, the NFL team will continue to share the Coliseum with the Athletics. That isn't good news for the A's, who want to build a baseball-only stadium. Inside the A's
Four Athletics file for arbitration
OF Josh Reddick, 3B Danny Valencia, 1B Yonder Alonso and RHP Fernando Rodriguez were among the 156 MLB players to file for salary arbitration on Tuesday. The four will swap proposed figures with Oakland this week, unless they agree to contracts.
On Base Percentage.31220th
Earned Run Average4.1421st