2006 was supposed to be a year of healing. After a 2005 campaign that saw the Oakland A's system ravaged by injuries and poor performances from top prospects, we were looking forward to a 2006 season of better health and greater success for the A's top prospects. It hasn't worked out that way so far for a number of the A's prospects. We detail some of the biggest set-backs inside...
March 22, 2006
The Oakland A's bid farewell to their longtime left-handed relief specialist on Monday, as Ricardo Rincon inked a two-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. With Rincon gone and the supply of lefty relievers on the free agent market looking rather slim, the A's may look into their farm system to find their next left-handed specialist. We take a look at the A's lefty relief prospects and analyze their effectiveness against left-handed hitters.
December 12, 2005
It's that time of the year when we take stock of the Oakland A's organization and analyze the top prospects. For the next few weeks, every Monday and Wednesday will be "Top Prospect List Day", as we will release our top 50 list in groups of five. Today, in the fifth of the series, we announce prospects 30-26.
November 8, 2005
On an evening where former Oakland A's top pitching prospect Joe Blanton dazzled the San Francisco Giants in earning his fourth win in his last five starts, the A's minor league affiliates were similarly impressive. All six clubs won on Friday, some easily and some in dramatic fashion. Find out the details in this edition of Oakland A's Minor League Notebook...
June 25, 2005