Oakland Athletics


2013 record: 96-66, 1st place in AL West

Manager: Bob Melvin, 4th season

Estimated 2014 payroll: $78 million


Once rumored as a target of the Nationals, lefty reliever Eric O'Flaherty has signed with the Oakland Athletics on a two-year deal.


Mike Rizzo hasn’t been afraid in the past to make a surprise January signing, even at positions that already appear to be filled — ie.


On paper the Nationals appear to have few needs heading into the 2014 season, but a report on Sunday singles out a new area they hope to improve.


The Nationals have traded Corey Brown to the Athletics, sending the outfielder back to the franchise that originally drafted him in the eighth deal struck between Mike Rizzo and Billy Beane in thr