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68-94, 5th in AL West

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

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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)

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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.

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Canseco: Japan's negative interest rates 'dumb'

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."

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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)

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All-time great bullpens: 1990s

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.

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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.

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All-time great bullpens: 1980s

A look at the three best bullpens of the 1980s, when the conventions on relief pitchers continued a dramatic transformation.

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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

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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.

Good news, Athletics fans

Spring training is nearly here! Oakland pitchers and catchers will begin workouts in Mesa, Ariz. on Feb. 21 and will be joined by the full squad on Feb. 26. Spring workout schedules

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A's turning down deals for Sonny Gray

Oakland executive VP Billy Beane told MLB Network Radio he has said no to "several aggressive suitors" regarding a trade for Gray this winter. However, Beane didn't rule an eventual deal out. MLB rumors roundup

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs69414th
Batting Average.25118th
On Base Percentage.31220th
Slugging Percentage.39522nd
Earned Run Average4.1421st
Quality Starts83Tied-13th
WHIP1.3015th
BAA.25416th

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