Reflections On '08 Ports, Steverson And More

In part one of our conversation with Stockton Ports' broadcaster Zack Bayrouty, we looked back on the 2013 squad. In part two, we cover a variety of topics, including his memories of two special Stockton squads, former manager Todd Steverson, the success of former Ports C Josh Donaldson, his thoughts on Ken Korach's book on Bill King and the differences between calling baseball and basketball.
November 8, 2013

Oakland A's Prospect Q&A: Dusty Napoleon, C

On Saturday, February 13, Oakland A's catching prospect Dusty Napoleon was a featured speaker at the Society of American Baseball Researchers (SABR) meeting of the Chicago chapter. Our Kane County Correspondent David Malamut conducted an interview with Napoleon, which also included an audience Q&A session. Inside is a transcript of that interview.
February 18, 2010

Oakland A's Notes: Chavez Super-Utilityman?

After nearly a decade of stability at the hot corner, the Oakland A's have been struggling to find a permanent solution at third base since Eric Chavez began struggling with injuries in 2007. The team is hopeful that recent acquisition Kevin Kouzmanoff will provide that stability. Chavez is still working on his return from injury, however, which could create an interesting scenario for him in 2010
January 24, 2010

Top Prospect Desme Retires

On Friday one of the Oakland A's top prospects, outfielder Grant Desme, retired from baseball to pursue a career in the priesthood.
January 22, 2010

Oakland A's Top-50 Prospects: 10-6

It's that time of the year when we take stock of the Oakland A's organization and analyze the top prospects. For the next few weeks, we will profile our top-50 prospect list in groups of five. Today, we continue the series with a review of prospects 10-6.
December 23, 2009

Q&A With Kane County Mgr. Steve Scarsone, P1

In 2009, the Kane County Cougars welcomed a new manager, former major league infielder Steve Scarsone. Scarsone, who was also in his first season as part of the Oakland A's organization, led the Cougars into the Midwest League playoffs. He then served as the manager of the A's Instructional League squad. We spoke to Scarsone last week for an extended Q&A.
November 22, 2009

Oakland A's Front Office Q&A: Billy Owens

The off-season for all but two teams in baseball is fully in swing and Billy Owens and the rest of the Oakland A's front office are busy assessing the 2009 season and putting together plans for 2010. We caught-up with Owens, the A's Director of Player Personnel, in Arizona just after the conclusion of an Arizona Fall League game to get his thoughts on a variety of topics.
November 2, 2009