In part two of our conversation with Oakland A's Director of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi, we discuss some of the A's struggling prospects, whether the team will add at the major league level at the deadline, the impact of Ben Sheets in the clubhouse and more...
June 13, 2010
The Oakland A's have come in second on a number of free agents this off-season, but they managed to out-bid some big market teams to land right-hander Ben Sheets on Tuesday. He missed all of the 2009 season with injury, but he was one of the National League's top starters in 2008. Sheets was introduced by the A's in a press conference amid rumors the team may also be courting Johnny Damon.
January 26, 2010
With approximately 20 major league representatives crowded around the infield at the University of Louisiana at Monroe's Warhawk Field, Sheets delivered 55 throws, with breaks in between to simulate innings. The buzz was that Sheets looked good overall, throwing free and easy as he touched 91 a few times.
January 19, 2010