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Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals scores in the second inning off a hit by Alex Gordon #4 against the San Francisco Giants during Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

A’s Reportedly Sign Veteran DH Billy Butler To 3-Year Deal

The Oakland Athletics have apparently agreed to a three year contract with Kansas City fan favorite Billy Butler.

11/19/2014

Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco. (Photo By Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jose Canseco’s 7 Funniest Tweets About Selling His Shot-Off Finger On eBay

As a member of the Oakland Athletics, Jose Canseco gained fame as the first person ever to steal 40 bases and blast 40 homers in the same year. Now in retirement, Canseco may become the first (we hope) to successfully sell a finger he shot off on eBay.

11/18/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Shares Her Vision For ‘The Coolest Place On The Planet’

Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf plans to end crime, fix the schools and keep both the A’s and Raiders in town. That’s what she told KCBS In Depth co-hosts Doug Sovern and Phil Matier when asked about her vision for Oakland’s future.

11/17/2014

Alvin Dark

Former Giants, Athletics Manager Alvin Dark Dies; Won World Series As Both Player And Manager

Alvin Dark, manager of the San Francisco Giants in the 1960s and the Oakland Athletics in the 1970s following a stellar career as a player – has died at the age of 92.

11/13/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf at a news conference in Oakland, California on November 6, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Will ‘Fight Like Hell’ To Keep A’s, Raiders In Town

Schaaf said she hopes to expand on Mayor Jean Quan’s Coliseum City project, and wants to keep the Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders in town.

11/06/2014

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Former Athletics Pitcher Brad Halsey, 33, Dies After 100-Foot Fall

Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey has died in a recreational climbing accident. He was 33.

11/06/2014

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Dodgers Grab Longtime A’s Assistant Farhan Zaidi To Become New General Manager

The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to hire Oakland Athletics assistant GM Farhan Zaidi as the club’s new general manager, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.

11/05/2014

Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco. (Photo By Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Former A’s Slugger Jose Canseco Out Of Surgery After Shooting Himself While Cleaning Gun

Former Oakland A’s slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

10/29/2014

The San Francisco Giants poses pictures with the 2012 World Series Trophy during the Giants' victory parade and celebration on October 31, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Giants celebrated their 2012 World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

5 Things The San Francisco Giants Still Haven’t Accomplished

The San Francisco Giants – Kansas City Royals World Series is billed as a team of destiny versus a bid for a dynasty. For lifetime Giants fans used to decades of disappointment, it’s hard to see this team keeping it up every year (or every other year). But what if the Giants win the series? And what if they keep on winning them? At some point we are going to have to call them a dynasty, and even the most fatalist Giants fan will have to revise expectations upward. What will they root for? Here’s a partial to-do list. We’d love to have your additions in the comments below.

10/21/2014

Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics and bench coach Chip Hale #5 stand in the dugout against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of an interleague game at AT&T Park on May 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  The San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Assistant Chip Hale Leaving To Become Manager Of Diamondbacks

The 49-year-old managed in Arizona’s minor league system for six seasons and was with the Diamondbacks from 2007-09 in the first of eight consecutive seasons as a big league third base coach. He spent 2010-11 with the New York Mets and the last three seasons with Oakland under manager Bob Melvin.

10/13/2014

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