Heading into their series with the Seattle Mariners, the Oakland A's are 9-9 and three games behind the Los Angeles Angels for first place in the AL West. The A's began the season with their sights on a division title. We spoke with A's Director of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi about the team's start. In part one, we discuss the defense, the rotation, pitch counts, Twitter, Rich Harden and more
April 21, 2011
With the Oakland A's spring training camp officially open, the race for the 25 spots on the team's Opening Day roster has begun in earnest. Over the next few weeks, we will look at the hottest roster battles in A's camp, starting with the battle for the fifth spot in the A's rotation.
February 17, 2011
Our off-season conversation with Oakland A's Director of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi concludes with talk about Michael Taylor, Brandon McCarthy and Rich Harden, as well as how the A's stack-up in the AL West and the transition to a new pitching coach.
January 27, 2011
The 2011 season might be Ron Romanick's first as the Oakland A's pitching coach, but he is certainly not a newcomer to the organization. Romanick served as the A's minor league pitching coordinator from 1999-2007 and then as the A's bullpen coach from 2008-2010. Along the way, he has helped to build one of the most successful pitching development programs in baseball. We spoke to Romanick...
January 14, 2011
The Oakland A's have been busy adding new faces to the mix this off-season, but their latest addition is anything but new. Oakland announced the official signing of former top starter Rich Harden, who returns to the club on a one year deal after two-and-a-half seasons away.
December 21, 2010