by Jorge L. Ortiz
December 3, 2013
After making three trades and coming to terms with a free agent in roughly 24 hours, the Oakland Athletics now have arguably the majors’ top bullpen, a deep rotation and solid outfield.
And Billy Beane is not about to put down his cell phone.
The A’s general manager acknowledged more deals might be coming even after what he called a “frenetic” stretch that saw the two-time defending American League West champions add All-Star closer Jim Johnson and three other major leaguers.
“It’d be too early to close up shop,” Beane said in a conference call. “You’d be foolish not to look for creative ways once again to improve the entire organization. … There’s a lot of winter left. A lot can happen.”