A's begin restructuring their pitching staff

Oakland A's trade Jesse Chavez to Toronto, designate A.J. Griffin for assignment, introduce lefty Rich Hill and acquire reliever Liam Hendriks.
Oakland A's scoping out sites for new stadium
The riddle of how to keep both the Raiders and A's in Oakland could become a little simpler as the city's baseball team has decided to take another look at potential stadium sites outside the Coliseum complex. 

Oakland mayor: Funds from Coliseum land could be used to build Raiders stadium
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Friday that she is considering pumping money generated from the future sale or long-term lease of the sprawling Coliseum site toward a Raiders stadium, rather than city coffers. 

Mark Kotsay returns to Oakland A's as bench coach; three Giants win Silver Sluggers
Giants Crawford, Bumgarner, Posey win Silver Sluggers; Angels trade for SS Simmons 

A's hire Mark Kotsay as bench coach
Mike Aldrete moves to first base as the Oakland A's complete their coaching staff for 2016. 

Poll: Keeping Raiders, A's and Warriors low priority for Oakland voters
A poll released Friday by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce found that out of 16 issues facing Oakland voters, keeping the A's, Warriors and Raiders ranked lowest. The results follow a poll conducted earlier this year finding that stadium construction was the lowest spending priority for Oakland voters. 

Zobrist makes sure new daughter will carry Royals' name
Former A's infielder Ben Zobrist, who was traded to Kansas City in July, and his wife name their baby girl Blaise Royal.  

A's lose reliever Dan Otero to Philadelphia Phillies
Right-hander Dan Otero was effective in his first two season with the Oakland A's, but this year his ERA rose to 6.75. 

San Jose native perfectly times book on Mets' GM Sandy Alderson
Steve Kettmann's book 'Baseball Maverick' on Sandy Alderson will be reissued next month, focusing more on how Alderson built his third championship club. 

Pity the New York Mets fan: Still feeling agony even when it's over
Thomas Peele, a Mets fan for 46 long seasons, reflects on his team going to the 2015 World Series. He and Archie Bunker still can't believe it. 

A's lefty Barry Zito makes it official that he's retiring
Barry Zito pitched for the A's and Giants, and won 165 games in a career that spanned 15 seasons; switch-pitcher Pat Venditte claimed off waivers by Blue Jays. 

A's switch-pitcher Pat Venditte claimed off waivers by Toronto
Pat Venditte this season became the first switch-pitcher to appear in a major-league game in 20 years 

Movie prediction: Cubs win!
'Back to the Future Part II' was made in 1989 but had a reference to the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series in 2015. 

Next developer for Raiders stadium in Oakland?
With San Diego businessman Floyd Kephart out of the picture, a new developer interested in building an Oakland stadium for the Raiders could be poised to take on a larger role. Southern California development firm SunCal, which has been advising the team since at least March, was at a recent meeting with city officials, confirmed Scott McKibben, executive director of the joint Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority. 

Database: East Bay MUD excessive water users
East Bay MUD customers who used the most gallons of water per day in the September 2015 billing cycle. 

A's ownership not in high standing with Oakland fans
The A's ownership group headed by Lew Wolff was voted 122nd, which was dead last in an ESPN annual fan ranking of pro teams. 

Oakland A's fire first base coach Tye Waller
Team hasn't made announcement, but longtime coach says he has been 'let go.' 

California bans smokeless tobacco in state's sports facilities
Governor Jerry Brown signs legislation that will prevent athletes in all sports from using smokeless tobacco while playing in California stadiums. 

MLB commissioner: 'I want the A's to stay in Oakland'
In a whirlwind day for Oakland sports, the city got a thumbs up from Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and the Warriors resolved a major obstacle in their bid to move to San Francisco. Meanwhile speculation at the NFL owner's meeting centered on the Raiders possibly being left out of Los Angeles. 

Former A's draft pick dies from injuries in earlier shooting
Pitcher Michael Nolan, 23, died Thursday after being shot in the head last month, according to media reports. Nolan was drafted by the Oakland A's in 2014 and was a member of the club's rookie-league team in Phoenix. 

George Ross, storied Tribune editor, Oakland sports booster, dies at 98
Ross' love of Oakland and his love of sports intertwined to help bring and nurture professional sports franchises to the Oakland Coliseum 

A's promote Beane, Forst despite worst record (68-94) in A.L.
Oakland A's owner Lew Wolff says body of work is reason he promoted Billy Beane to executive vice president of baseball operations and David Forst to general manager. 

San Jose looks to future development amid failed A's stadium project
After losing a long and winding fight to bring baseball to the heart of downtown, San Jose leaders are closing the chapter and mending the battle wounds by focusing on downtown development opportunities without the failed stadium project. 

Purdy: A's ballpark drama still in Oakland's hands
The Supreme Court's rejection to hear San Jose's antitrust case puts the ball back in Oakland's court regarding the A's pursuit of a ballpark. 

San Jose loses legal fight against MLB over Oakland A's plan
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear San Jose's antitrust case against Major League Baseball, dealing what might be fatal blow in city's long-stalled effort to lure the Oakland A's to the South Bay. 

A's lose to end disappointing season
Oakland A's season-ending loss to Seattle Mariners is their 35th one-run defeat 

A's 7, Mariners 5: Oakland's Drew Pomeranz may have to undergo surgery
Reliever has some tough choices to make about his injured left shoulder, but things look good for A.J. Griffin's return 

Oakland A's: HIgh and low achievers
General manager Billy Beane appears to have had the roughest season of all the A's.  

A's analysis: By 45th game, it was clear Oakland wouldn't contend
Oakland A's were 15-30 a little more than a quarter of the way through the season, and many of the team's shortcomings were apparent by then. 

Year of change for A's rookies Burns and Canha
Valencia's late homer helps make winner out of Brooks 

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