Our "2011 Year In Review" series concludes with a look at the hitters on the Oakland A's Triple-A affiliate.
December 15, 2011
The month of July is quickly coming to a close. We take a look at which players in the Oakland A's minor league system are playing well this month.
WEST SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento River Cats and the Reno Aces are two of the best teams in the Pacific Coast League. The clubs squared off in a double-header on Saturday and split the two games. James Venes has photos from the two games, which were each decided by a run, inside.
The Oakland A's have lost six straight and are looking at a seven game deficit in the American League West. Looking to jump-start an anemic offense, the A's have overhauled their third base situation.
The Oakland A's hitting woes have been well documented. Through Thursday, the A's were second-to-last in the AL in runs scored, which has resulted in a 12-13 record, despite the fact that the A's pitching staff leads the AL in ERA. When a team slumps, fans often look to the minor leagues for solutions to the big club's problems. But are there any immediate fixes to the A's woes in Triple-A?
The Oakland A's will get to tangle with the defending AL champion Texas Rangers for the first time this season at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday. Trevor Cahill gets the nod for the first game of the three-game set.
Oakland's strengths are supposed to be pitching and defense, and in the first two games of the season, the A's showed little skill in either area.
The Oakland A's were busy on two fronts on Thursday, signing an international free agent from Aruba and making tender decisions on their 10 arbitration-eligible players.
December 2, 2010