When players sign with their first major league organizations, those organizations own their rights for seven seasons. After that, those players can elect free agency if they aren't on their team's 40-man roster. The A's have several longtime farmhands entering their seventh season under their initial professional contracts. We take a look at those players.
March 11, 2014
The Midland Rockhounds have scored 20 runs over their past two games, but it is likely too little, too late to save their 2012 season. They are 8.5 games out of a playoff spot with 18 games left to play. Edward Isaacs brings us an update on the Rockhounds.
August 16, 2012
The Midland Rockhounds will begin the 2012 season with a talented roster highlighted by three former first-round draft picks and several veteran players. Edward Isaacs previews the Midland squad, which will be attempting to get back to the post-season after missing out in 2011.
April 4, 2012
The deadline for protecting prospects from the 2011 Rule 5 draft is merely weeks away. The Oakland A's have already had some activity impacting the 40-man roster this off-season, but the A's could still add players to the roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft in December. We take a look at the players who could be added to the A's roster or impacted by the Rule 5 draft.
October 31, 2011
There has been no better hitter in the Oakland A's system this season than Jermaine Mitchell, who has pounded Texas League pitching all season. The outfielder was finally rewarded for his efforts when he was promoted to Triple-A on Friday night. We have the details of that move and several others in the A's system, plus other news and notes.
July 1, 2011