Book Review: If These Walls Could Talk
A behind-the-scenes look at the Oakland Athletics franchise through the years as told by radio voice Ken Korach and beat writer Susan Slusser.
Competitive Streak Sets Parker Dunshee Apart
What the overlooked righthander lacks in "wow" stuff he makes up for with smarts, toughness and results.
Alfonso Rivas' Power Potential Intrigues A's
Rivas can hit for average and stands out defensively at first base, but he faces questions about his power production.
Jeremy Eierman Makes Strong First Impression
The Athletics were pleased with Eierman's pro debut after drafting the Missouri State shortstop with the 70th overall pick in 2018.
Failure Is Greatest Teacher For Skye Bolt
Bolt used a rough introduction to Double-A as a springboard to retool his swing. It paid off in a 40-man roster spot.
Bob Melvin Earns All A's, Wins Manager Of The Year
From platooning to bullpening, Bob Melvin is a leader for all the situations presented in Oakland.
Luis Barrera Turns Tools Into Skills
Six years into his pro career, Barrera's bat began showing signs of life to complement his strong running, fielding and throwing tools.
Lawrence Butler Shines At Instructs
A sixth-round pick out of high school this year, Butler gained confidence in the batter's box and in the outfield at instructional league.
Eli White's Calling Card Is Versatility
A former Clemson shortstop, White added second base, third base and center field to his portfolio at Double-A.
Jesus Luzardo Climbs To Precipice Of Majors
Plus makeup and stuff propelled Jesus Luzardo from high Class A to Triple-A in a breakout season.