As the weather cools, the fun heats up for front offices around baseball. The Oakland A's front office is busy planning the moves that will set the tone for the 2009 season. We recently sat down with A's Baseball Operations Analyst Farhan Zaidi for an extensive interview about 2008 and plans for 2009. In part 1, we discuss Daric Barton, the possibility of the A's targeting free agents, and more...
October 14, 2008
Oakland A's minor league pitching coordinator Gil Patterson has been a traveling man of late. Patterson recently traveled to the A's Dominican academy and served last week as the Sacramento River Cats pitching coach for a four-game series. Now Patterson is with the Canadians in Spokane. We spoke to Patterson on Saturday morning about Michael Inoa, Vince Mazzaro, Gio Gonzalez, Dan Meyer and more...
August 10, 2008
The Oakland A's made a commitment to increase their international presence this season and that progress has continued over the past few weeks with three more international signings. We detail those signings, as well as the progress of Arnold Leon in Mexico, Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill with Team USA, and more...
August 3, 2008
During the off-season, we named our top-50 prospects in the Oakland A's system. Now that we have passed the midway point of the season, we thought it would be a good time to check the progress of those players. In the first in our series, we take a look at the progress of prospects 41-50 from our off-season list.
July 24, 2008