12/3/2013 | Choice-Gentry trade shows mettle of Beane, Daniels
The Athletics and Rangers just made the kind of trade that only really smart, really confident general managers make. In this case, it was Billy Beane of the A's and Jon Daniels of the Rangers. It's the kind of trade that reflects plenty of organizational swagger on both sides. To put it another way, these boys aren't afraid to fail.
12/3/2013 | A's acquire Gentry, Gregerson on another busy day
On Tuesday, A's general manager Billy Beane gained further traction in his push to take his club on a deep postseason run, first by acquiring outfielder Craig Gentry and right-hander Josh Lindblom in exchange for Michael Choice, Oakland's top outfield prospect. Texas also received Minor League infielder Chris Bostick in the swap. Hours later, the A's announced they had traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Padres for yet another bona fide reliever, righty Luke Gregerson.
12/3/2013 | Gentry, Lindblom acquired by A's from Rangers
The A's aren't slowing down. They're only gaining traction in their push toward a deep postseason run. A day after landing hurlers Jim Johnson and Scott Kazmir, Oakland made an intradivision deal with the Rangers, acquiring outfielder Craig Gentry and right-hander Josh Lindblom in exchange for Michael Choice, the club's top outfield prospect. Texas also received Minor League infielder Chris Bostick in the swap.
12/3/2013 | A's make another deal, land Gregerson from Padres
The Padres and A's pulled off a one-for-one deal late Tuesday afternoon, sending reliever Luke Gregerson to Oakland in exchange for outfielder Seth Smith.
12/3/2013 | Baseball America names Beane exec of year
A's general manager Billy Beane was named the 2013 Major League Baseball Executive of the Year by Baseball America on Tuesday. It is the second time he has received the award, the first time coming in 2002.
12/3/2013 | Rangers add run producer Choice in trade with A's
The Rangers have acquired outfielder Michael Choice and infielder Chris Bostick from the Athletics for outfielder Craig Gentry and pitcher Josh Lindblom.
12/3/2013 | Johnson eager to join talented A's bullpen
Saying goodbye to the only organization he's ever known hasn't been easy for Jim Johnson, who is joining the A's as part of a trade on Monday. At the forefront of the All-Star closer's worries is his Florida-based family. But less than 24 hours after learning of his pending move, Johnson sounded eager to start work for an organization that's eyeing a third straight division title.
12/2/2013 | O's send Johnson to Oakland for Weeks
The Orioles made their first big move of the winter late Monday night, trading All-Star closer Jim Johnson to the Athletics in exchange for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named.
12/2/2013 | Kazmir could be A's next comeback story
Veteran left-hander Scott Kazmir hopes to add to the Oakland A's legacy of getting the most out of players thought to be risky free-agent signings.
12/2/2013 | Rebound season nets Kazmir two-year deal with A's
The A's are in the final stages of adding lefty Scott Kazmir to their rotation on a two-year agreement, a Major League source confirmed to MLB.com on Monday.
12/1/2013 | Decision looms on A's longest-tenured player
Daric Barton's future is among the decisions the Athletics face Monday in advance of the 8:59 p.m. PT deadline for Major League clubs to tender contract to their arbitration-eligible players.