Former first round draft pick Jeremy Brown announced his retirement on Friday, two days after pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report to the Oakland A's major league spring training camp. The A's have signed veteran catcher Matthew LeCroy to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training to take Brown's place in camp.
February 15, 2008
The weather outside might still be frightful, but spring is just around the corner and that means only one thing: baseball! Every year, we preview the spring training roster battles that will take place during Oakland A's major league camp. While these battles may change based on last minute moves, most of these scenarios will still hold true. We begin our series with a look at the catchers.
February 11, 2008
On Thursday morning, Major League Baseball will host its annual Rule 5 draft as part of baseball's Winter Meetings. Inside, we briefly profile some of the notable Oakland A's prospects who will be eligible to be selected in the Rule 5 draft and highlight a few players who might be targeted by the A's should they decide to make a selection.
December 4, 2007
Once the major league season comes to an official end, there will be a lot of movement on and off of teams' 40-man rosters as they look to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft. We take a preliminary look at some of the players the Oakland A's will have to consider adding to their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 dtaft.
September 25, 2007