WEST SACRAMENTO - Oakland A's 2004 first-round pick Landon Powell has overcome several hardships during his career, including three knee injuries and a diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. However, none of those compared to what he and his family dealt with this offseason. This weekend, he returned to Sacramento as a visiting player and reflected on loss, growth and his role with his new team.
April 5, 2013
The answer to the question of who will be the Oakland A's starting catcher in 2012 is obvious, but the race for the job of backing up Kurt Suzuki is wide-open. We take a look at the A's spring training battle for that back-up catcher spot inside.
February 7, 2012
For teams out of post-season contention, the month of September is a time to assess their future. Which young players will the Oakland A's take a look at this September? We take a look at the candidates and assess the likelihood of their call-ups inside...
August 29, 2011
Since Ramon Hernandez took over as the Oakland A's everyday catcher in 2000, the back-up catcher has been a lightly used member of the A's roster. Although Kurt Suzuki may once again play in 130 or more games, the battle for the right to back him up will be one of the most highly contested in A's camp. We take a look at that battle inside…
February 24, 2011
In the final portion of our chat with Oakland A's Director of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi, we discuss Dallas Braden's perfect game, the roles for Landon Powell and Henry Rodriguez and the eventual place for Tyson Ross on the A's pitching staff.
June 14, 2010
The Oakland A's 2004 draft was dubbed "Moneyball 2" by many pundits at the time. Thanks to the departures of free agents such as Miguel Tejada and Keith Foulke, the A's had four first round picks and six picks in the first three rounds. Yet it was a late round pick from that season who made history on May 9, 2010, as Dallas Braden threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Oakland.
May 9, 2010