With their 10-1 win Thursday over the Pirates, the Rockies pulled within five games of the idle Dodgers, the closest they have been to first place in the NL West since they were five games behind after the games of April 29, when their record was 8-12.
August 14, 2009
There have been a number of factors behind the Oakland A's surprising 17-12 April record. However, perhaps the most impressive aspect of the team in April has been the bullpen. The 2008 A's bullpen features a group of hard-throwers, something new for Oakland. Ryan McGrady takes an in-depth look at the A's present-day bullpen and at who might join the bullpen in the future.
April 30, 2008
If the Japanese media were expecting the Tokyo Series to be a Boston massacre, color them surprised. For all intents and purposes, the A's dominated the series, leading in all but four innings of the two games and splitting a series that they were two outs from sweeping.
March 26, 2008
In part two of our spring interview with Oakland A's manager of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, we discuss the impact of Mike Sweeney on the clubhouse, the injury status of Javier Herrera and Landon Powell, first impressions of Dana Eveland, Gio Gonzalez, Greg Smith and Fernando Hernandez, the growth of Henry Rodriguez, the composition of the bullpen with the addition of Keith Foulke and more…
March 11, 2008
The weather outside might still be frightful, but spring is just around the corner and that means only one thing: baseball! Every year, we preview the spring training roster battles that will take place during major league camp. While these battles may change based on a late move, most of these scenarios will still hold true. We conclude our series with a look at the relief pitching battle.
February 25, 2008
Lefty Ron Flores knows the route on I-80 from Sacramento to Oakland quite well. Over the past two seasons, Flores has shuttled between the River Cats and the A's. The 2007 season figures to be more of the same for the lefty. We spoke with Flores before the start of his season with the Sacramento River Cats.
April 6, 2007