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Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics poses with the trophy after winning Chevrolet Home Run Derby on July 15, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: A’s In Center Stage At Home Run Derby Circus

A’s All-Star Josh Donaldson will participate. Should A’s manager Bob Melvin be concerned with Donaldson’s statement that he’ll try to hit one out of the stadium?

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OAKLAND, CA - MAY 26: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a home run off of Drew Smyly (not pictured) of the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on May 26, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Snap Four-Game Skid With 10-0 Win Over Tigers

Athletics manager Bob Melvin issued a pregame message to his slumping team to grind out at-bats rather look for home runs.

05/26/2014

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a single to break up a no hitter in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Five of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 10, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Season in Review: Oakland Is Still the Bay Area Baseball King

The A’s won their 16th division title in 2013, but bowed out with a disappointing ALDS loss (again).

10/12/2013

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 05: Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after closing out the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Two of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Oakland, California.

A’s Name Gray to Start Game Five as Oakland Hopes to Break ALDS Hex

Once again, it’s an elimination game at home for the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum on Thursday night, and they’re starting a rookie against Justin Verlander.

10/09/2013

A.J. Griffin #64 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the bottom of the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during the interleague game at Miller Park on June 04, 2013 in Milwaukee. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

GameDay: Did Hook Cost A’s In Milwaukee?

The reason you won’t see any more 300-game winners is because of the set-up man and the closer. And when you have Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour, who could blame Bob Melvin for pulling A.J. Griffin after seven shutout innings of four-hit baseball?

06/05/2013

Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers is tagged out at home plate by Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum on May 14, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Fall To Rangers In 10 Innings

Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game and the Texas Rangers held off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night.

05/14/2013

Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics yells after being ejected from the game by umpire Angel Hernandez #55 for arguing a call during the ninth inning at Progressive Field on May 8, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Athletics 4-3. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

A’s Fall To Cleveland After Controversial Call

An apparent game-tying homer by Oakland’s Adam Rosales was ruled a double by umpires in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians held on to beat the Athletics 4-3 on Wednesday night.

05/08/2013

Oakland Athletics v San Francisco Giants

Oakland Gives Manager Bob Melvin 2-Year Contract Extension

Athletics manager Bob Melvin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season after leading Oakland to a surprising AL West title last year.

01/14/2013

Chris Carter #22 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by manager Bob Melvin after hitting a solo homerun in the 2nd inning against the Texas Rangers on June 30, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Melvin Deserves To Be Manager Of The Year

14th ranked Stanford meets number one Oregon in Eugene Saturday. Madden said Stanford will have their hands full with Oregon coach Chip Kelly’s fast and versatile offense.

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A's Sweep Yankees

Despite A’s Winning Streak, Attendance At O.co Coliseum Still Lags

With a 19-4 streak in the month of July, the Oakland A’s are one of the hottest teams in the majors, but fan attendance at the O.co Coliseum is still down in the dumps.

07/31/2012

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