The Oakland A's have the best record in baseball, but they weren't about to stand pat during this year's July trading period. The A's and the Chicago Cubs got together for the first blockbuster deal of the trade season, as the A's acquired RHPs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel for top prospects Addison Russell and Billy McKinney and former top prospect Dan Straily.
July 4, 2014
Spring training has been relatively drama-free for the Oakland A's thus far, but the storyline took a dramatic turn on Friday, as the team announced that both Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin are headed to the doctor with arm soreness. With the start of the season two weeks away, the A's could be without two of their top five starters on Opening Day.
March 14, 2014