Oakland Athletics

Axford, Madson excited to join A's new-look 'pen
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The weakest link of a disappointing 2015 A’s club has quickly transformed into a formidable force. With prominent bullpen additions, among them Ryan Madson and John Axford on multiyear deals that were made official Friday, Oakland is already a significantly improved team.

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Fortifying bullpen frees A's to eye starters
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Oakland completed a pair of trades for three Minor League pitchers and continued its progress in bolstering the bullpen with the signing of John Axford.

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Melvin confident 2015 was a blip
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Bob Melvin has the qualities you look for in a contemporary manager, and the record to prove it. Melvin has been Manager of the Year in both Major Leagues. And he had three straight seasons– 2012-14– in which he managed the Oakland Athletics to a postseason berth.

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