Oakland A's Spring Training Battles: IF/C

The Oakland A's started spring with a crowded major league camp, with 63 players on-hand, the most since Billy Martin brought 80 players to camp in 1982. While only 25 of those players will break camp with the team, there are more who are likely to be key cogs for the A's over the next few years. We are taking a look at the position battles in camp this spring, continuing with the IFs and Cs.
March 9, 2009

Oakland A's Spring Training Battles: Catcher

The weather outside might still be frightful, but spring is just around the corner and that means only one thing: baseball! Every year, we preview the spring training roster battles that will take place during Oakland A's major league camp. While these battles may change based on last minute moves, most of these scenarios will still hold true. We begin our series with a look at the catchers.
February 11, 2008

2007 Year In Review: 10 Intriguing Storylines

Minor league baseball is filled with stories. Every player has a tale to tell about his journey to make the major leagues. We have picked 10 stories that were particularly intriguing to us from the 2007 season in the Oakland A's system.
September 17, 2007

A's Acquire Blevins, Bowen For Kendall

Jason Kendall's two-and-a-half season tenure with the Oakland A's came to an end on Monday night, as the A's dealt their everyday catcher to the Chicago Cubs for back-up catcher Rob Bowen and promising minor league lefty reliever Jerry Blevins. We take a look at the deal inside.
July 16, 2007

Padres Showdown: Luke Carlin v. Rob Bowen

Peoria, AZ – In this day and age, good catchers are hard to find. When glancing over rankings of top prospects, catchers tend to score about 5% of the slots on the list. Compare this to the fact that when a team carries three catchers on a 25-man roster catchers make up 12% of the team, and there's your problem.
March 18, 2007

Mac's Back

The San Diego Padres today placed catcher Rob Bowen on the 15-day disabled list due to a left thumb sprain and recalled outfielder/first baseman Paul McAnulty from Triple-A Portland.
May 12, 2006