The Sacramento River Cats just missed a spot in this year's Pacific Coast League post-season, but it was still a successful season for the Oakland A's Triple-A affiliate. We take a closer look at the River Cats' 2013 season in the last of our Year In Review series.
October 9, 2013
One of the biggest strengths of the Oakland A's last season was their bullpen, which was one of the best units in the big leagues. The A's are hoping for a repeat performance from that crew in 2013. Much of the bullpen is set, but there are a few open spots and plenty of contenders to fill them. Who has shined thus far? Chris Biderman takes a look.
March 22, 2013
The 2012 Oakland A's bullpen was a young but successful unit. Many of those relievers will return in 2013. Can they repeat their success? Will there be newcomers in the bullpen? We take a look at the A's spring battle for the bullpen.
February 21, 2013
Minor league free agents rarely get much ink during the off-season, but they can sometimes make major impacts on the organizations that sign them. In 2012, the Oakland A's received a significant boost from their minor league free agent class. Thus far this off-season, the A's have signed 11 minor league free agents. In part two, Chris Biderman profiles the pitchers signed by the A's.
December 31, 2012
San Diego Padres roving minor league infield instructor Gary Jones moved to behind the bench when Randy Ready went to the bigs. He saw the progression of Cesar Carrillo, Mike Ekstrom in relief, what he told Wade LeBlanc, thoughts on newbies Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell and Ryan Webb, and where Cesar Ramos is today.
March 16, 2010
The Portland Beavers suffered another difficult year, finishing the year with the worst record in the Pacific Coast League. A big part of Portland's projected offense, Kyle Blanks and Will Venable, ended up spending more time in San Diego than the minor leagues. coupled with disappointing seasons by returning players such as Matt Antonelli and Peter Ciofrone.
January 4, 2010