Jed Lowrie

Oakland A's 2014 Preview

Green and Gold going for three-peat in AL West
The A’s finished 5.5 games ahead of the Rangers, who added Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo. Oakland’s most expensive acquisition was Scott Kazmir at $22 million, but the A’s never try to keep up with their free-spending division foes. They simply try to outplay them, which they have designs on doing for a third straight year.

Oakland A’s

14 Amazing MLB Stats from Opening Week

Highlighting the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats in baseball.
<p> Baseball is a numbers game. Always has been. Always will be. And here are a few notable stats for the opening week of the season: March 31-April 7.</p>

Baseball is a numbers game. Always has been. Always will be. And here are a few notable numbers for the opening week of the season: March 31-April 7.

15    Earned runs allowed last Sunday by reigning Cy Young winners

3 Terrible Trades MLB GMs Would Love to Do Over

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Trading baseball players between teams has been part of the charm of the game since the 1800s. Ornery players traded after disputes with managers, struggling players traded for one another in hopes that a change of scenery will bring life back to their game, aging stars traded for young prospects, pitching traded for hitting, difficult contract negotiations avoided by trades, financially embarrassed teams trading players for cash — the game has seen all kinds of reasons for swapping players.