Oakland A's MLN: Independent Ex-A's

In this edition of Oakland A's Minor League Notebook, we take a tour of the spring training rosters of many independent league baseball teams in search of former A's farmhands. We also have other news and notes from around the A's system inside…
April 16, 2008

Oakland A's MLN: Extended ST & Other Notes

The Oakland A's minor league spring training camp came to an end over the weekend. Later this week, all four of the A's full-season affiliates will start their regular seasons. Despite the end of spring training, Papago Park is still a busy place. We have the details of the A's extended spring training roster, some injury news and the latest release from the A's system inside...
March 31, 2008

Live From Arizona: Japan Trip Looming

PHOENIX – With the Oakland A's departure for Japan only days away, the team is continuing to make moves to set its Opening Day roster. We have news and notes from throughout the A's spring camp, including information on what team Henry Rodriguez was throwing with on Monday and more…
March 17, 2008

10 A's Prospects Looking For Redemption

As the Oakland A's open their minor league spring camp, there are a number of prospects who are looking to erase the bad taste of their disappointing 2007 seasons. For some of those prospects, their seasons didn't meet expectations because of injuries and others because of poor performance. We take a look at 10 A's prospects looking for better results in 2008.
March 2, 2008

Oakland A's Off-Season Q&A: Keith Lieppman P2

We recently caught-up with Oakland A's Director of Player Development Keith Lieppman, who is currently over-seeing the A's Instructional League season. We spoke with Lieppman about A's prospects who are participating in the Instructional League and in winter league baseball, as well as the progress of some of the A's top prospects. This is part two of a two-part interview.
October 8, 2007

An Early Look At The A's Rule 5 Situation

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

Sacramento Captures 2007 PCL Title

SACRAMENTO, CA – After being pushed to the brink during the first round of the playoffs, the Sacramento River Cats made quick work of the New Orleans Zephyrs in the championship round, sweeping all three games to earn their third PCL title over the last five years. Nick Blasi was crowned the MVP of the playoffs for Sacramento. We have a full report of the game inside…
September 15, 2007

Cardiac 'Cats Rally Again

METAIRIE, La. – The Sacramento River Cats moved out to a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five PCL Championship Series with a thrilling ninth inning comeback. Steve Holley was at Zephyr Field, and he gives a full report on the River Cats stunning win.
September 12, 2007