We finish our three-part conversation with Oakland A's Director of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi with a discussion of the progress of a number of young A's players, including Cliff Pennington, Daric Barton and Landon Powell, as well as the role of Nomar Garciaparra and Zaidi's evaluation of the A's coaching staff...
September 17, 2009
So much for the Oakland A's revamped infield. Three of the team's regular infield starters are hurting. Two are already on the disabled list and a third is expected to land on it on Friday. We have notes on the A's major league and minor league squads inside...
May 1, 2009
The Oakland A's started spring with a crowded major league camp, with 63 players on-hand, the most since Billy Martin brought 80 players to camp in 1982. While only 25 of those players will break camp with the team, there are more who are likely to be key cogs for the A's over the next few years. We are taking a look at the position battles in camp this spring, continuing with the IFs and Cs.
March 9, 2009
The Oakland A's officially confirmed the news that they are dramatically remaking the look of their infield with the signings of shortstop Orlando Cabrera and corner infielder Nomar Garciaparra to one-year deals. The A's outrighted Yung-Chi Chen to Sacramento to make room on the 40-man roster.
March 6, 2009
When the Diamondbacks signed Royce Clayton to a one year deal prior to the 2005 season, there was no doubt that this was a temporary relationship. Clayton, a 15 year MLB veteran is what baseball insiders call a 'known commodity.' There isn't any mystery to what you're getting. Solid glove work, a .265-.275 batting average, and 100 strikeouts, many of which will come in clutch situations. Still, the signing seemed to make sense...
November 11, 2005