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Oakland Athletics offseason: A's try to build on promising season

The Oakland Athletics had a promising season in 2012, but came up short big time in the playoffs. They'll look to build on it all this offseason.

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A's check in at No. 5 in offseason power rankings

Offseason MLB power rankings are out and the Athletics checked in at No. 5.

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Stephen Drew still high on Athletics' list

The Athletics are looking to bring back Stephen Drew after the shortstop provided some solid production following his mid-season acquisition.

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Athletics taking their time with shortstop hunt

The Athletics are still evaluating their options in the hunt for a shortstop and don't expect to have a deal in place by the end of the Winter Meetings.

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A's don't get Yunel Escobar

Miami shortstop Yunel Escobar, a reported A's target, is on his way to Tampa Bay. Stephen Drew continues to be a possibility for Oakland at shortstop next season.

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A's targeting Japanese shortstop Nakajima?

The veteran Japanese shortstop could be an option for the A's vacant shortstop position, according to a report.

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A's still considering bringing back Stephen Drew

The Oakland Athletics' major concern this offseason is at shortstop and Stephen Drew is still an option to fill that role.

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A's target shortstops

Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics are looking for a shortstop like Stephen Drew or Hiroyuki Nakajima.

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Diamondbacks eying starter McCarthy

The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to bolster their starting rotation by possibly adding Brandon McCarthy, who will have a normal offseason after having brain surgery.

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McCarthy to begin throwing again in December

After suffering an epidural hemorrhage, Brandon McCarthy will begin throwing again in December.

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Athletics add four to 40-man roster

The Oakland Athletics added four players to their 40-man roster to protect them from the Dec. 6 Rule 5 draft.

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Beane named MLB Executive of the Year by peers

The 50-year-old Beane rebuilt an A's team that made one of baseball's most surprising turnarounds in years, winning the American League West.

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A's manager Melvin named AL MOY finalist

Major League Baseball recognized the A's manager for leading Oakland's inspired play into the 2012 postseason.

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A's announce 2013 spring training schedule

The Oakland Athletics' first spring training game is on Feb. 23, as they announced their 2013 spring training schedule today.

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A's prospect James Simmons on Rising Stars roster

Oakland Athletics prospect James Simmons was selected to the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars contest.

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A's Josh Reddick awarded Gold Glove

Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick named as a Gold Glove winner.

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A's outright Braden, Devine to free agency

Dallas Braden and Joey Devine will become free agents this offseason.

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