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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.


12/2/2014 | A's announce Minor League coaching staffs

The A's have pieced together their 2015 Minor League coaching assignments, announcing the full staff on Tuesday. Plenty familiar faces are back, and some in new positions.


12/1/2014 | A's can still contend now, even while building for future

Billy Beane simply is too competitive to give up on a season. Here's betting he hasn't given up on 2015. It's impossible to know what the A's will look like on Opening Day. It would be a huge mistake to count them out.


12/1/2014 | Non-tender deadline could ease A's workload

The A's, employing a whopping 14 arbitration-eligible players, could trim at least one non-tender candidate from their roster in advance of Tuesday's 8:59 p.m. PT deadline. However, most of the 14 -- more than any other club -- are expected to be tendered contracts, albeit with high raises that will significantly impact the A's 2015 payroll.