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2012 OAKLAND ATHLETICS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Oakland,CA
Team Record:  64-68   .485
Result:   1st in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bob Melvin
General Manager:   Billy Beane
Stadium:  Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance:  1,679,013
Payroll:  $55,372,500
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Tigers)

Oakland Athletics affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Bartolo Colon (37)
Youngest Player:  Derek Norris (23)
Longest Tenure:  Daric Barton, Kurt Suzuki (6)
Top Hitter:  Jemile Weeks (26)
Top Pitcher:  Jarrod Parker (21)
Top Draft Pick:  Addison Russell (#11)

Roster Continuity:  40.95%
Top Prospect:   Jarrod Parker
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Texas9369.574--
LA Angels8973.5494.0
Oakland6468.48515.0
Seattle7587.46318.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Jeremy AccardoCleveland Indians201220121$ 414,000 Minor league contract
Brett AndersonOakland Athletics201020134$ 12,500,000$ 3.13mClub options for 2014 and 2015
Grant BalfourOakland Athletics201120122$ 8,100,000$ 4.05mClub option for 2013
Daric BartonOakland Athletics201220121$ 1,100,000 Avoided arbitration
Travis BlackleySan Francisco Giants201220121$ 480,000 Minor League
Yoenis CespedesOakland Athletics201220154$ 9,000,000$ 2.25m
Bartolo ColonOakland Athletics201220121$ 2,000,000 
Coco CrispOakland Athletics201220132$ 14,000,000$ 7.00mClub option for 2014
Stephen DrewArizona Diamondbacks201120122$ 15,750,000$ 7.88mAvoided arbitration. Mutual option for 2013
Brian FuentesOakland Athletics201120122$ 10,500,000$ 5.25mClub option for 2013
Jonny GomesOakland Athletics201220121$ 1,000,000 
Brandon HicksAtlanta Braves201220121$ 480,000 
Brandon IngeDetroit Tigers201120122$ 11,500,000$ 5.75mClub option for 2013
George KottarasMilwaukee Brewers201220121$ 700,000 Avoided arbitration
Brandon McCarthyOakland Athletics201220121$ 1,275,000 Avoided arbitration
Pat NeshekBaltimore Orioles201220121$ 414,000 Minor league contract
Adam RosalesOakland Athletics201220121$ 600,000 Avoided arbitration
Seth SmithColorado Rockies201220121-- 



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