Category Archives: Oakland Athletics

Billy Beane Turns Rebuild into Reload

What a difference a day makes. On Friday, we covered what – at the time – appeared to be the Oakland Athletics waving the white flag on 2015 in preparation for a return to competitiveness down the road. Naturally, Billy … Continue reading

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Examining the Oakland Athletics Fire Sale

Holy crap. What is going on in Oakland? The Athletics have cleaned house this winter. They moved Jeff Samardzija to the White Sox. They sent Brandon Moss to Cleveland. They shipped Derek Norris to the Padres. …but that wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Dan Haren Informs Marlins He Won’t be a Marlin

Dan Haren has officially informed the Miami Marlins front office that he doesn’t intend to pitch for the club next season. This news comes courtesy of Joe Fisaro, the Marlins beat writer for MLB.com: Dan Haren has informed #Marlins his … Continue reading

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Top 20 Remaining Free Agents, Ranked

It would be an understatement to say that this off-season has been hectic. This has been one of the most chaotic off-seasons that I’ve ever seen with players changing uniforms at a breakneck pace. That having been said, the calendar … Continue reading

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CSC Hot Stove Catch-Up

We here at Cheap Seat Chronicles got a little bit bogged down after the Winter Meetings and fell way behind with our coverage of this offseason’s transactions. In an attempt to remedy that, we’ve gone the hotlink route and put … Continue reading

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Jon Lester Signs with the Chicago Cubs for $155 Million

The Jon Lester sweepstakes has finally reached its conclusion and Major League Baseball may now resume its regularly-scheduled offseason. The pitching market has been in gridlock while the baseball world waited to see where Lester would sign. Now that he’s … Continue reading

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White Sox Acquire Ace Jeff Samardzija and Closer David Robertson

What a difference a day makes. Coming into the Winter Meetings, the Chicago White Sox were a team coming off a dismal 72-89 season and just watched Paul Konerko, the face of the franchise for more than a decade, ride … Continue reading

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