At the trade deadline the Pirates purchased right-hander Joe Blanton from the Kansas City Royals for cash. Blanton back in baseball after a hiatus hasn't disappointed for the Bucs in long relief. In two appearances Blanton is 1-0 in five innings of work and sports a 1.80 ERA. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Blanton recently.
August 12, 2015
During the marathon 162-game Major League season, a team is often only as good as its next level of depth. The Oakland A's have already had to test their depth thanks to an array of early season and spring injuries. So how does the A's depth look now? We examine currently who would get the call at each position in case of an injury.
April 16, 2014
A former big leaguer was on top of his game. A current outfielder earned a win on the mound. Another squad lost on a walk-off sacrifice fly. It was just another wild-and-crazy day within the Oakland A's system. We have the news and notes.
April 10, 2014
The Opening Day rosters for all four of the Oakland A's full-season minor league affiliates are out. We spoke with A's minor league pitching coordinator Scott Emerson about the A's pitching prospects fared this spring and what role some pitchers are expected to fill this season.
April 2, 2014