If anyone was still wondering what direction the Oakland A's were going in for the 2011 season, the answer became even more abundantly clear with the team's acquisition of outfielder Josh Willingham for prospect Corey Brown and hard-throwing reliever Henry Rodriguez on Thursday. It's "win or bust" for the A's for 2011.
December 16, 2010
The Oakland A's window for evaluating the major league future of Henry Rodriguez will narrow next season when the right-hander is out of options. Given that scenario, the uber-talented, but often inconsistent reliever should get a long look with the A's this season. We discuss Rodriguez and go around the A's system with lots of news and notes inside...
July 25, 2010
During the off-season, we named our top-50 prospects in the Oakland A's system. Now that we have passed the midway point of the season, we thought it would be a good time to check the progress of those players. In the fifth in our series, we take a look at the progress of prospects 20-11 from our off-season list.
July 21, 2010
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
Oakland A's relief prospect Henry Rodriguez has some of the most dazzling stuff of any pitcher in the minor leagues. However, his command has held him back from reaching his maximum potential. Nathaniel Stoltz crunches the numbers to see how many fewer batters per nine innings Rodriguez will have to walk to become an effective major league reliever.
June 3, 2010
The Oakland A's announced a series of moves on Saturday, activating starter Justin Duchscherer and adding Jack Cust to the active roster, sending down reliever Henry Rodriguez to Triple-A Sacramento and designating reliever Edwar Ramirez for assignment.
May 15, 2010