Oakland A's Spring Q&A: Keith Lieppman

The Oakland A's 2012 minor league spring training camp is officially in the books. On Saturday, we caught-up with the A's incomparable farm director, Keith Lieppman, to get a sense of how camp went. In this wide-ranging interview, we cover prospects at all stages of development, including Michael Ynoa, Vicmal De La Cruz, Ian Krol, Jermaine Mitchell and many more...
April 1, 2012

2011 Year In Review: Midland Hitters

Our "2011 Year In Review" series continues with a look at the hitters on the Oakland A's Double-A affiliate.
November 20, 2011

Oakland A's 2011 Rule 5 Preview

The deadline for protecting prospects from the 2011 Rule 5 draft is merely weeks away. The Oakland A's have already had some activity impacting the 40-man roster this off-season, but the A's could still add players to the roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft in December. We take a look at the players who could be added to the A's roster or impacted by the Rule 5 draft.
October 31, 2011

Oakland A's MLN: Mitchell Moves Up

There has been no better hitter in the Oakland A's system this season than Jermaine Mitchell, who has pounded Texas League pitching all season. The outfielder was finally rewarded for his efforts when he was promoted to Triple-A on Friday night. We have the details of that move and several others in the A's system, plus other news and notes.
July 1, 2011

Oakland A's MLN: On The Move

There has been a flurry of roster movement this week in the Oakland A's minor league system. We detail those moves, as well as the latest draft signings and other notes on all of the A's minor league affiliates.
June 26, 2011

Oakland A's MLN: Early Standouts

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

2011 Midland Rockhounds Preview

It has been a successful two-year run for the Oakland A's Double-A affiliate, the Midland Rockhounds. Texas League champions in 2009, the Rockhounds finished as the league's runner-up in 2010. Although the coaching staff will be new for 2011, the ‘Hounds Opening Day roster has a familiar look. We review the 2011 Midland Rockhounds inside…
April 4, 2011