Over the off-season, the Oakland A's parted ways with SS Stephan Drew and IF Cliff Pennington, guaranteeing that the A's would start 2013 with a different starting middle infield than they ended the 2012 season with. With only two weeks to go before Opening Day, the A's middle infield situation appears no clearer than it was at the start of spring. Chris Biderman takes a closer look.
March 20, 2013
Although none of the three players expected to be the Oakland A's regular first basemen in 2012 panned out, the A's still received a surprisingly high amount of production from the position. Can the A's get similar production from their first basemen in 2013? Who will get the majority of those at-bats? Chris Biderman examines the spring battle at first base.
February 15, 2013
The Oakland A's didn't receive much offensive production from their middle infield in 2012, although late-season changes brought new life to the A's infield up-the-middle. The A's have brought in three new middle infielders this off-season and will have plenty of competition for playing time. We take a look at the battle up-the-middle inside...
February 14, 2013
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - After eight seasons as the Oakland A's minor league hitting coordinator, Greg Sparks was named the hitting coach of the Sacramento River Cats for the 2012 season. Under his watch, the River Cats have scored the third-most runs in the Pacific Coast League. Chris Biderman caught-up with Sparks to discuss several River Cats, including Chris Carter, Grant Green & Daric Barton...
July 1, 2012