Oakland A's Spring Training Battles: RPs

Last season, the Oakland A's entered spring training with a veteran-laden bullpen that was built to help lead the team to the playoffs. The 2011 A's fell well short of that playoff goal. This year, the A's will be fielding a much younger, different-looking bullpen. Who will be the A's new closer and who will fill out the middle-inning roles?
March 1, 2012

A's Continue Off-Season Roster Tinkering

The 2011 major league season might not yet be officially in the books, but the Oakland A's have already been busy tinkering with their roster for the 2012 season. The A's added two new players to their 40-man roster on Tuesday and said good-bye to a veteran pitcher. We have the details inside...
October 25, 2011

A's Bullpen A Big Relief

In 2009, if the Oakland A's had the lead when they made the call to the bullpen, they almost always found themselves in the win column. Despite not featuring marquee names, the A's bullpen was an elite group last season. We take a closer look at the A's relief corps inside...
March 8, 2010

Trade Analysis: Who Is Michael Wuertz?

On Monday, the Oakland A's made a move to improve the depth in their major league bullpen, acquiring reliever Michael Wuertz for minor leaguers Richie Robnett and Justin Sellers. We spoke with Scout.com's Chicago Cubs' beat reporter, Steve Holley of Inside the Ivy.com, to get his insights into Wuertz and what A's fans should expect from him next season.
February 3, 2009

Cubs Still Searching for Left-handed Bat

As a slow off-season careened toward the winter meetings, GM Jim Hendry was sorting his priorities.
December 5, 2008

Cubs Will Have Decisions to Make in Offseason

The Cubs were the best in the National League in the regular season, but once again they fell short in the Division Series, getting swept for the second consecutive year.
October 7, 2008

Cubs Have Bullpen Concerns

All of a sudden, the Cubs are looking a little thin in the bullpen. The problem isn't ace setup man Carlos Marmol or closer Kerry Wood. It's the bridge between the starters and Marmol and Wood.
September 20, 2008