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08-25

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Add Post-Post-Post-Post-Post Hype All-Star
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R.J. Anderson

08-15

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The View from the Loge Level: The Mentors Behind the Managers
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Daron Sutton

08-02

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Trade Deadline
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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: A's hire A's
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R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley

07-22

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Notes About Baseball, 7/22
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Rocco DeMaro

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are Selling
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R.J. Anderson, Ron Shah, Jason Parks, Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio

07-02

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What You Need to Know: The A's Get Rick-Rolled
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Chris Mosch

06-23

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Transaction Analysis: The Exception to the Raul
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R.J. Anderson

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Can't Retire the Royals
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Daniel Rathman, Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

06-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 466: The Battle for Bay Area Supremacy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-09

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
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Daniel Rathman

05-27

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Painting the Black: Rebuilding a Right Way
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R.J. Anderson

05-19

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Transaction Analysis: Billy's Blanks
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R.J. Anderson

05-12

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Transaction Analysis: Call Milone
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R.J. Anderson

05-06

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Baseball Therapy: Is Oakland's Run Differential for Real?
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Russell A. Carleton

04-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 422: Is Oakland's Ballpark an Embarrassment to Baseball?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-28

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Prospectus Preview: AL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Wojciechowski

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone Wild
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R.J. Anderson

03-19

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Rumor Roundup: Filling First Base
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Daniel Rathman

03-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 408: 2014 Season Preview Series: Oakland Athletics
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-05

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Transaction Analysis: Orioles Sign Flimsy Johan
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R.J. Anderson

01-27

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Baseball Therapy: Why Are Smart Teams Spending Money on Relievers?
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Russell A. Carleton

12-18

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More Moneyball
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Andrew Koo

12-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 347: The Rule Changes, Trades, and Signings of Winter Meetings Day Three
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: More Morton
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Sam Miller

12-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 346: Matt Kemp Rumors and Hot Trade Takes
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: Brett Anderson at Altitude
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Ben Lindbergh, Jordan Gorosh and Ben Carsley

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Gentry Landed
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Ben Lindbergh and Nick J. Faleris

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: The Raising of Kazarus
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Sam Miller and Bret Sayre

11-15

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Rumor Roundup: AL Rotation Rumblings
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Daniel Rathman

11-15

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Transaction Analysis: What Do the A's Really Believe?
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Sam Miller

11-14

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Fantasy Team Preview: Oakland Athletics
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Ben Carsley

11-13

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-12

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One Move: American League West
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Ben Carsley

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Five Recap: Tigers 3, Athletics 0
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Paul Sporer

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Five Preview: Tigers at Athletics
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Paul Sporer

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Four Recap: Tigers 8, A's 6
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Sam Miller

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Recap: A's 6, Tigers 3
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Sam Miller

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Three Preview: A's at Tigers
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Paul Sporer

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game Two Recap: A's 1, Tigers 0
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Sam Miller

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game 1: Tigers 3, A's 2
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Sam Miller

10-04

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Advance Scouting Series: Yoenis Cespedes
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Jason Parks

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Tigers at Athletics
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Sam Miller

09-26

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What You Need to Know: Helton Leaves Home
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Daniel Rathman

09-16

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What You Need to Know: The A's Sweep Away Texas
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Daniel Rathman

09-11

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Pebble Hunting: The A's and Building a Bullpen By Attrition
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Sam Miller

09-03

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What You Need to Know: Taking Three Teams' Playoff Temperatures
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Daniel Rathman

09-03

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The Call-Up: Michael Choice
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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

08-30

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What You Need to Know: Could Washington Win the Wild Card?
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Daniel Rathman

08-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 276: How Would Wladimir Balentien Hit in the Majors?/Oakland's Second-Half Success Narrative
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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May 19, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Billy's Blanks

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R.J. Anderson

The A's get Kyle Blanks, the Rays lost Ben Zobrist (for now), Jeff Keppinger is dismissed and Greg Dobbs finds a bench to sit on.

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May 12, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Call Milone

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R.J. Anderson

The A's switch starters, the Twins switch everybody, the Cards demote Grichuk and the Orioles look for Wieters' placeholder.

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How early in the season can we start to trust run differential?

As of the moment that I write this, the best run differential in baseball is owned by…the Oakland A’s. Raise your hand if you saw that coming. Also, please raise your hand if—since I mentioned the A’s, you can work the word “moneyball” into this paragraph. I’ve run out of ways to do it.

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Ben and Sam discuss MLB's obligation to the Oakland A's.

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The sixth and final part in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.

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March 26, 2014 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone Wild

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R.J. Anderson

A flurry of moves as teams pack their buses: Ortiz gets an extension, the Braves get a new sixth starter, the Tigers extend the Doug Fister trade tree, and more.

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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Filling First Base

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Daniel Rathman

The Astros and Mets create rumors at first base, and the A's try to pad out their injury-depleted rotation.

Astros “calling around” about available first-base types
After releasing long-ago top prospect Brett Wallace last week, the Astros are in the hunt for depth at first base, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark.


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Ben and Sam preview the Athletics' season with Ken Arneson, and Nick talks to San Francisco Chronicle A's beat writer Susan Slusser (at 27:12).

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March 5, 2014 6:05 am

Transaction Analysis: Orioles Sign Flimsy Johan

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R.J. Anderson

Three teams sign utility infielders, the Rangers pick up Joe Saunders, Johan Santana finds a lifeline and other moves.

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Et tu, Tampa Bay?

Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays signed Grant Balfour to be their closer for 2014 (and presumably 2015), committing to pay him $12 million over the next two seasons. It’s not an expensive closer contract, as these things go. But for the cost-conscious Rays, it seemed a little strange. The team also re-signed Juan Carlos Oviedo (formerly Leo Nunez) and traded for Heath Bell over the winter. Another sabermetric darling team, the Oakland A’s, signed Eric O’Flaherty last week and, earlier in the winter, traded for Josh Lindblom and Jim Johnson.

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December 18, 2013 6:40 am

More Moneyball

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Andrew Koo

In addition to exploiting lefty-righty matchups, the A's also have a significant edge in the air.

The Oakland Athletics finished 2013 with baseball's fourth-lowest payroll, fourth-best offense, and best clubhouse chemistry. Debate has centered on whether the latter two are related. There’s nothing objectionable about “good guy” genes—it’s a solid organizational goal to have. But chemistry alone doesn’t put runs on the board, and if a team is missing the talent, they better find the runs elsewhere. The 2002 Athletics discovered them in walk deities and college arms; once those methods pervaded front offices, the A’s slipped back into losing. Was chemistry the only undervalued commodity of their recent resurgence?

As the baseball community obtains more knowledge, roster construction strategies evolve. Previously undervalued talents like walks and defense are now accepted constructs. The A’s are Hollywood-infamous for adopting them before their competitors while prices were low. After a 74-win 2011, they cheaply signed Brandon Inge and Jonny Gomes, who Brandon McCarthy claimed bolstered the clubhouse DNA to the tune of 20 wins. But Inge and Gomes were two of several players who also bolstered a less-visible statistic: fly ball-to-ground ball ratio.

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Ben and Sam discuss home plate collisions, the neighborhood play, and moves by the Mariners, Mets, and Nationals.

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