Days after interviewing Chris Oxspring for a story on his development and excitement about returning to San Diego to compete for a roster spot, the Australian native was sold to Japan. Which begged the questions – what did it mean and did the right-hander have any say? We went back to the source to find out some answers.
January 7, 2006
Here are the Top 30 Padres' prospects. MadFriars.com gives a little insight on each selection in our rankings but will follow up more in depth with individual scouting reports on each player throughout this off-season, starting in descending order.
December 5, 2005
We sat down with Chris Oxspring, the hero of Australia's Silver Medal winning Olympic team in 2004 and one of the more intriguing Padres' prospects. After a few up and down months in Portland this year, "Ox" seemingly found his stride in August going 5-0 in six starts with a 2.14 ERA...and made his Major League debut on Friday
September 3, 2005
Consecutive shutouts in Portland with Chris Oxspring and Jack Cassel pitching blanks. Jared Wells pitched well but the hitting did not come around until late in game one. Steve Baker helped the offense in game two and Sean Thompson got a victory. Lake Elsinore lost again but the pitching vastly improved. Mike Sansoe's streak is kaput and Jon Link suffers his worst loss. Two of the newest in Peoria get praise and Ernesto Frieri keeps chugging.
August 14, 2005