When Octavio Dotel was throwing his fastball this season, it wasn't painful. But when he threw his slider, the pain was so severe, he said, "you don't want to know. I don't want nobody to be in my situation. I want to quit the mound and come inside and leave the game the way it is."
June 6, 2005
Ryan Glynn's promotion to Oakland left the Sacramento River Cats short-handed on Friday, as they had to go without a true starting pitcher in their game against Tacoma. Despite that handicap, the River Cats pitching staff still managed to keep the Rainiers' bats in check. In other games, the Midland and Kane County offenses exploded to lead their teams to big wins. Find out who hit a grand slam and other details of Friday's action in this edition of A's Minor League Notebook...
June 3, 2005
On a day when the Oakland A's lack of timely hitting and their poor defense cost them yet another game, the A's minor league affiliates also had a tough go of it. All of the A's affiliates lost on Tuesday. Despite the losses, some of the A's minor leaguers had good games. Find out what new A's acquisition is surprising everyone with his good play and what A's minor league slugger is pounding the ball out of the park in this edition of A's Minor League Notebook...
May 24, 2005
<b>Prospect Pulse</b> takes a day off from interviewing minor league players, and looks at the players in the system that have their stock falling. There are many interesting names on this list, and some surprises early in the season. Prospect Pulse returns on Monday interviewing the players in the Jays farm system.
April 23, 2005