Brian Fuentes has taken the loss in each of his last four relief outings, a new Oakland A's record. Although he has served as the closer for the A's in Andrew Bailey's absence, Fuentes' losses have all come in non-save situations. After being called upon in the eighth inning of a tie game on Monday, Fuentes fumed about his manager's in-game decision-making.
May 24, 2011
Over the past 15 years, great pitching is what has defined the Oakland A's. That tradition is alive and well with the A's major league team in 2011, and it is also going strong at the minor league level. On Thursday night, the A's four minor league affiliates were all victorious and all four received dominant performances from their starting pitchers. We have the details inside...
April 14, 2011
The first weekend of games are in the books for the 2011 minor league season. The Oakland A's affiliates are off to decent starts, with the Midland Rockhounds leading the pack at 4-0, followed by the 3-1 Burlington Bees and the 2-2 Sacramento River Cats and Stockton Ports. We take a look at the early standouts inside...
April 11, 2011
Every year, our most difficult task is choosing only 50 prospects to include in our Oakland A's top prospect list. There are many more players than those 50 to keep an eye on, some of whom will develop into household names in a few years. In a two-part article, we look at 35 players that we considered for our list but didn't make the cut for one reason or another…
March 9, 2011