As spring training draws near, we will be taking a look at the guys battling for a spot on the 25-man roster. Although the A's currently appear to have their 25-man roster set, injuries or trades could open up a spot before Opening Day. In the second of our series, we look at the nine relievers in the A's camp who will be hoping to latch on as the 25th man on the A's roster.
February 12, 2006
The Sacramento River Cats took their first step towards a third straight PCL championship by clinching the Pacific Conference's Southern Division with a 5-0 win over Fresno. The River Cats' division championship is their third straight and their fifth in six seasons. Starter Juan Cruz was masterful again and outfielder Shawn Garrett went deep in the victory. Find out the details of their win, the playoff schedule and more in this edition of Oakland A's Minor League Notebook…
August 28, 2005
In the last of our series of articles examining the Oakland A's prospects by position, OaklandClubhouse takes a look at the A's relief prospects. Oakland has not had much success in recent years with their relief prospects. Former relief prospects Franklyn German, Bert Snow and Jesus Colome were either traded or waylaid by injuries before they could make an impact with Oakland. However, with guys like Huston Street and Jairo Garcia coming through the system, that trend may be about to change.
March 27, 2005
<I>This is the second article in a series of pieces focusing on A's prospects on the bubble of making the Oakland A's 25-man roster in the spring.</I><br><br> Last year at this time, Chris Mabeus was in a similar position to that of Tyler Johnson, whom we profiled as being on the bubble last week. In December 2003, Mabeus was selected as a Rule V draft pick by the Texas Rangers and he entered last spring training with a golden opportunity to make his first 25-man roster.
January 26, 2005
In early January, a group of roughly 90 minor league prospects converged on the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, for the annual Major League Baseball Rookie Career Development Program. OaklandClubhouse.com recently caught up with A's catching prospect John Baker, who was one of four A's prospects to attend the four-day program.
January 24, 2005