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interview with Céspedes including translation

Having done quite a bit of verbal, on the fly translation workI know that you need to be more than just bilingual. You also need some skill at translating as close as possible the words and their meanings. Ariel Prieto doesn't appear to have had much experience as an interview interpreter. Unfortunately, his translations of the questions and Céspedes' answers were not as close as one might hope. For example, When asked what Céspedes' biggest adjustment off the field has been, Prieto asked what his biggest adjustment on the field was.

Josh Reddick injury report

In case you hadn't heard, newly acquired A's OF Josh Reddick had surgery in November for a chronic wrist injury. He tweeted today that he had his last therapy session at home.

A's trade Outman and Moscoso to Rockies for Seth Smith

for those of you trying to guess the A's 2012 rotation: cross Outman and Moscoso off the list.

Olney: A's negotiating with Bartolo Colón

yes, you read that right. Apparently the A's haven't hit the required payroll minimum...

Mariners pry Montero from Yankees in exchange for Pineda

Yanks have resisted many offers for Montero. But they've finally agreed to let him go, to the Mariners for Michael Pineda. Two other players are in the deal, one from each team.

Lawyerball set to sign with the slegnA

Good. All the more reason to hate both.

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Melvin's coaching staff begins to take shape: DBacks North?

Today it was reported (I believe first by Joe Stiglich) that the A's signed Chip Hale to a two-year contract to be Bob Melvin's bench coach. No surprise that he had worked for Melvin when Melvin...

Celebration!

I never get tired of hearing it.

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Willingham extension talks held hostage to ballpark decision

In this article Sustan Slusser reports that Josh Willingham's agent went to Beane and suggested some contract possibilities. it's been apparent for some time that Willingham wants to stay, has no...

Arizona Fall league 2011 rosters

Players from the Athletics' system: pitchers: Hollingsworth, Ross; catcher: Ortiz; IF: Coleman; OF: Choice, Green. Todd Steverson will be the manager.

Chavvy was miserable as a highly paid star - interview

This confirms what i've suspected for a while. As talented as Chavvy was, and as much as I loved watching hiim play, he was the wrong player to sign to a big contract as the "go to" guy. You've got to want that. Hate to say it, but Tejada would have wanted it.

Rick Tittle audition on 95.7 FM 6/29 1-3 PM

Rick Tittle will be hosting a show on 95.7 on Weds June 29, 1-3 p.m. PDT. This is an audition for a slot on the A's flagship. Please Listen and pass the word!!

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thoughts about the Athletics After Dark media credential issue

Like many others, I've been a fan of Dale Tafoya's "Athletics After Dark" podcasts. I've been impressed by the quality of his interviews and the general fairness of his opinions. I've been happy to...

Thad Bosley fired as Rangers' hitting coach for 'bad chemistry'

some of us remember Thad Bosley as a successful hitting coach with the A's. Apparently for the Rangers' there were 'chemistry issues.'

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A's postgame show: help is on the way?

As you know I wrote an email message yesterday night to Ken Pries of the A's, to complain about the extremely short amount of time that Chris Townsend is given by the new flagship radio station for...

Brewers acquire Zack Greinke

Good! The Rangers don't get him.

reports that Gonzalez to Boston trade falling through

this is according to SI's Jon Heyman. While this is unofficial, if true Boston is likely to make Beltré an offer, I would think...

Miggy's returning to the Bay Area

to the other side of the bay, that is.

strong rumor that A's are trying hard to sign Beltré

FWIW, ESPN reporter Enrique Rojas (who appears to be covering the Dominican Winter League at the moment) is hearing strong rumors that the A's are trying to sign Adrian Beltré. We know Beltré wants more than 3 guaranteed years and LOTS more than $8 million per year.

Oakland Planning Commission meeting December 1 to discuss Victory Court ballpark plan

the link will open up a pdf with the agenda for the meeting. The Victory Court plan appears beginning on page 7. The meeting begins at 6 pm.. Details as to location are in the agenda.

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A little A's sunshine on a gray and drizzly Saturday morning

Last night I went to San Francisco to participate in a non-baseball-related activity (healthy to do that once in a while). Both on BART and in the Mission I actually counted more people sporting...

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A's part ways with medical staff - and Braden sues them!

{Note from Nico: YANKEES LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's "lose," not "loose," by the way.} I had originally posted the link to the article about the A's ending their relationship...

Outfielder Ryan Sweeney has chosen not to have surgery on his left knee, saying an operation surely...

Outfielder Ryan Sweeney has chosen not to have surgery on his left knee, saying an operation surely would have sidelined him for the start of next season. He's been bothered by tendinitis in both knees, and he had season-ending surgery on his right knee in early August. But Sweeney said an MRI confirmed his left knee is in better condition than his right knee was before surgery. He's hopeful that rehab and treatment will eliminate much of the pain.

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