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11:17AM

For Oakland, it’s players against players, not payroll against payroll

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

OAKLAND — Someone asked about payrolls, and the question was legitimate. The contention long has been that in cars, wine and ballplayers you mostly get what you pay for.

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Copyright 2019, The Maven 

8:36AM

A’s have everything (including weather) going their way

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — This is way things are going for the Oakland A’s: The guy (Robbie Grossman) they signed as a free agent six weeks ago had two hits, scored a run and made a great catch.

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Copyright 2019, The Maven 

8:05AM

A’s a known quantity; Giants? It doesn’t get more S.F.

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — The team president has been suspended. The new scoreboard remains unfinished, as presumably is the roster.

And the Giants completed a losing spring getting swept by the other team in town — well, team from the city across the Bay that has labeled itself “The Town.”

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Copyright 2019, The Maven 

8:47AM

A’s against Giants: you can’t lose when you pitch a shutout

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

OAKLAND — The great thing when the game doesn’t count, because when the A’s play the Giants, even in an exhibition it very much counts, is each team finds a reason to feel good.

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Copyright 2019 The Maven 

10:11PM

Warm weather, big crowds: Spring training finally Marches in

By Art Spander
For Maven Sports

MESA, Ariz. — They’ve been at it for weeks, as Bob Melvin reminded. But with the temperature rising, the stands filling and the mood as perfect as the weather, for the Oakland A’s this glorious Friday, March 1, was the first day that spring training 2019 felt like spring training.

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