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
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
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
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
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
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