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What if the A’s had stayed put? Early in 2014, movie-star-famous Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane started a big gambit, trading the organization’s top prospect, shortstop Addison Russell, to the Chicago Cubs for two starting pitchers. The addition of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel gave the A’s one of the better rotations in baseball.…

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