Oakland A's MLN: On The Move

There has been a flurry of roster movement this week in the Oakland A's minor league system. We detail those moves, as well as the latest draft signings and other notes on all of the A's minor league affiliates.
June 26, 2011

Oakland A's Front Office Q&A: Farhan Zaidi P1

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

Oakland A's Roster Battles: 5th Starter

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

Oakland A's Off-Season Q&A: Farhan Zaidi, P3

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

Oakland A's Q&A: Pitching Coach Ron Romanick

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

Harden Back Where It All Started

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

Reed Johnson may still have future with Cubs

It should have come as no great surprise that the Cubs did not offer salary arbitration to any of their free agents: pitchers Rich Harden and Chad Fox and outfielder Reed Johnson.
December 7, 2009

Lilly Could Open 2010 on DL

Starting pitching has been a strength of the Cubs in recent years, but their depth took a hit Nov. 3 when left-hander Ted Lilly had arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder.
November 10, 2009