Padres Minor League Spring Notebook V

PEORIA, AZ- A double session of live batting practice on the back fields of the San Diego Padres Spring Training complex provided entertainment throughout the day.
March 16, 2009

Latos lightning; Rivera rolling

Peter Ciofrone hits his 17th and Wade LeBlanc bounces back. Seth Johnston provides the offense as the Missions creep ahead. Jodam Rivera has put up silly numbers of late. Wynn Pelzer and Aaron Breit are both shelled. Mat Latos pitches the Emeralds to within a game. Eric Gonzalez nets the save in a close contest to keep the AZL Padres one-half back.
August 28, 2008

Robertson clutch; McBryde gets 12

Portland is swept, despite Peter Ciofrone hitting two. Philip Barzilla gets a start with Steve Garrison on the DL. Cesar Carrillo has one of his best starts. Jeremy McBryde strikes out 12, but Fort Wayne loses. Eugene wins its 10th straight at home. Mat Latos gets a promotion. Carlos Garcia has been hot in the DSL.
August 22, 2008

Oakland A's MLN: Cougars Clinch

Wednesday proved to be a perfect day on the Oakland A's schedule. Not only did the big league club earn a win over the New York Yankees, but all four of the team's full-season affiliates found themselves in the win column. For one A's affiliate, it was an extra-special win. We have the details on all of the A's Wednesday minor league action inside...
June 11, 2008

Oakland A's MLN: Cougars, Rockhounds Perfect

The Kane County Cougars and the Midland Rockhounds are off to outstanding starts to their 2008 seasons. Both teams moved to 5-0 records on Monday with blow-out wins. We have the details of those games and other news and notes inside…
April 7, 2008

2008 Midland Rockhounds Preview

After two consecutive seasons of playoff appearances - including a Texas League championship in 2005 - the Midland Rockhounds fell short of the post-season in 2007. The Rockhounds will be looking to get back to the promised land in 2008 behind the strength of a roster comprised of a mix of experienced veterans and young talent.
April 2, 2008

2007 Year In Review: Top OBP In A's System

The Oakland A's have a well-documented affinity for players who know how to get on-base. We take a closer look at who the best players were at getting on-base in the A's system this season.
October 22, 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