Taylor's Tales: Sweet Home, Sacramento

After a long, eight-game roadtrip, Michael Taylor and his Sacramento River Cats' teammates are happy to be back in the River City. Taylor talks about the benefits of home in his latest blog installment.
June 14, 2010

A's Send Nine To Papago; Roster Taking Shape

The Oakland A's took another big step towards setting their Opening Day roster, sending nine players down to minor league camp. The team now has 39 players in major league camp, 35 from the team's 40-man roster. We take a closer look at the moves inside...
March 21, 2010

Oakland A's Off-Season Q&A: Farhan Zaidi, P.3

In the final part of our interview with Oakland A's Director of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi, we discuss the overall health of the farm system, whether age should play a factor in deciding a role for a pitcher, the health of Michael Ynoa, the return of Fernando Hernandez and Marcus McBeth and more...
January 13, 2010

A's Invite 19 To Spring Training

The Oakland A's announced their list of non-roster players who will be invited to major league spring training camp in 2010. Six of the names on the list are recent minor league free agent signings, which include two names familiar to those who have followed the A's organization over the past few years. We give an overview of all 19 players inside...
December 14, 2009

Bruce Reassigned To Minor League Camp

As expected, outfield prospect Jay Bruce will not break camp with the Cincinnati Reds. Bruce, the most notable among five of the Reds' roster cuts on Thursday afternoon, was reassigned to minor league camp.
March 20, 2008

McBeth Dealt To Cincinnati

The Oakland A's sent one of their top relief pitching prospects to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Marcus McBeth, who converted 32 saves last season, has been dealt to Cincinnati as one of the players to be named later in the Chris Denorfia deal.
April 28, 2007

Oakland A's Q&A: Keith Lieppman, Part Two

We conclude our interview with Oakland A's Director of Player Development Keith Lieppman. In this installment, we discuss Travis Buck's chances of making the big leagues this season, Daric Barton's defense and power potential, Matt Sulentic's ceiling, Jermaine Mitchell's potential, Javier Herrera's health and where he might play this season, the power relief arms in the A's system and more...
March 19, 2007

Oakland A's Spring Q&A: Tony DeFrancesco

Sacramento manager Tony DeFrancesco is entering his fifth season as the manager of the River Cats. DeFrancesco added an Arizona Fall League championship title this past fall to his two Pacific Coast League championships. We spoke to DeFrancesco on Saturday about his impression of some of the Oakland A's top prospects, his AFL experience and more...
March 4, 2007