2012 Year In Review: River Cats' Pitchers

The Sacramento River Cats have traditionally had a strong pitching staff, and the 2012 season was no different. In part two of his 2012 look-back, Chris Biderman reviews the River Cats' pitching staff.
November 5, 2012

Oakland A's MLN: Top-Of-The Mound

From the major league club on down, Oakland A's pitchers have fared well through 2012's first few weeks. Here's a look at some starters and relievers who are off to good starts throughout the organization.
April 22, 2012

Sacramento Notebook: Big 'O' For 'Cats

It has been a strong start to the season for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. Chris Biderman updates us on the Sacramento season to date, with a focus on the team's hot-hitting offense and the development of three of the squad's young starting pitchers.
April 14, 2012

2012 Sacramento River Cats Preview

The 2011 Sacramento River Cats fell just three games short of the Pacific Coast League title. Can the 2012 'Cats complete the title run? Chris Biderman takes a close look at this year's squad.
April 5, 2012

Giants Top 50: #26 - Merkin Valdez

It was a make it or break it year for this former top prospect, and the season ended with broken pieces having major surgery done. For years, he was among the top names mentioned in trade requests and prospect rankings, and now he won't be mentioned at all at any stadium in baseball for the 2007 season. Is there any hope for him to bounce back? Top Prospect #26 is Merkin Valdez!
January 2, 2007

Hot Prospect Rankings - 4/7/06

The minor league season is just barely under way, so who are the prospects doing well, and who should you be keeping an eye on?
April 7, 2006

Switching Valdez to Relief Again is a Mistake

Spring Training is always a time to get a look at the high-level prospects and see what they might become, and when they might make the majors. To that end, one of the most talked about young Giants is Merkin Valdez. But the recent talk that he might be switched to relief (again) is very unsettling.
March 26, 2006