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We take a look at five questions the A's front office will tackle this off-season. 2047 Melissa Lockard Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:58:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout ALDS Preview: A's Versus Tigers After a rousing 2012 American League Division Series, the Oakland A's and the Detroit Tigers will match-up again in the best-of-five-game series. We take a close look at the key match-ups going into the series. 2047 Melissa Lockard Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:24:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout Who Will Be On The A's ALDS Roster? The Oakland A's will take on the Detroit Tigers in the American League Division Series starting on Friday. But who will be on their 25-man roster? We take a look at the decisions the A's will have to make before announcing their ALDS roster. 2047 Melissa Lockard Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:00:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout A's Re-Acquire Kurt Suzuki With John Jaso on the disabled list and Derek Norris battling a broken toe, the Oakland A's made a move to bolster their weakened catching corps by re-acquiring an old friend. 2047 Melissa Lockard Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:01:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout A's Swap Suzuki For Prospect Relatively quiet at the deadline, the Oakland A's made a move on Friday, dealing veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki to the Washington Nationals for prospect David Freitas. 2047 Melissa Lockard Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:50:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout A Changing Of The Guard? OAKLAND - If history is any indication, Derek Norris might become the Oakland A's everyday catcher much sooner than he expected. 2047 Chris Biderman Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:16:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout A's Draft Day Memories For many Major League baseball players, the first step in their journeys to the "Show" came on draft day. Chris Biderman caught-up with some of the current members of the Oakland A's to find out their memories of draft day. 2047 Chris Biderman Sat, 09 Jun 2012 04:34:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout A's Draft History: Recent Compensation Picks The Oakland A's have five picks among the first 74 selections of the 2012 draft. It has been four years since the A's had compensation picks in the draft. The extra picks could net the A's a windfall of talent. But how has the team fared with extra picks in the past? We take a look at the results of the drafts in which the A's had more than two picks in the first two rounds since 2003. 2047 Melissa Lockard Thu, 17 May 2012 10:45:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout Oakland A's Spring Training Battles: Catchers The answer to the question of who will be the Oakland A's starting catcher in 2012 is obvious, but the race for the job of backing up Kurt Suzuki is wide-open. We take a look at the A's spring training battle for that back-up catcher spot inside. 2047 Melissa Lockard Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:10:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout Cahill, A's Set To Tackle AL Champs The Oakland A's will get to tangle with the defending AL champion Texas Rangers for the first time this season at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday. Trevor Cahill gets the nod for the first game of the three-game set. 2047 TheSportsXChange Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:21:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout Oakland A's Roster Battles: Back-up Catcher Since Ramon Hernandez took over as the Oakland A's everyday catcher in 2000, the back-up catcher has been a lightly used member of the A's roster. Although Kurt Suzuki may once again play in 130 or more games, the battle for the right to back him up will be one of the most highly contested in A's camp. We take a look at that battle inside… 2047 Melissa Lockard Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:56:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout Oakland A's Depth Chart: Catcher One of the Oakland A's deepest positions is at catcher, with two young catchers at the major league level and a strong trio of experienced backstops in the upper levels of the minor leagues. We take a closer look at the A's major league and Triple-A level depth chart at catcher inside... 2047 Melissa Lockard Mon, 15 Mar 2010 04:38:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout A's Top-10 Prospect Rankings In Review Starting next week, we will begin our annual ranking of the Oakland A's top-50 prospects. This ranking will come along with scouting reports on each player. Before we begin the rankings, we thought it would be educational to look back at our past lists. Inside, find out who we ranked among the A's top-10 prospects in our pre-season lists from '06-'09 and how those players have developed. 2047 Melissa Lockard Fri, 13 Nov 2009 20:17:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout A Look Back: 2005/2006 Top A's Prospects With the recent release of former top prospect Javier Herrera, we thought it would be interesting to look back at the first top-10 Oakland A's prospect ranking list that we put together here at That list appeared on the site after the 2005 season, and Herrera was the number two prospect on the list. Click inside to see who those top-10 prospects were and where they are now. 2047 Melissa Lockard Fri, 22 May 2009 05:23:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout Oakland A's Spring Q&A: Landon Powell, C Catcher Landon Powell's professional career has been a test of endurance. He has had to overcome three knee surgeries that have thus far kept him out of the major leagues. With the release of Rob Bowen, Powell has a strong chance of breaking camp with the big league team for the first time. We caught-up with Powell on Tuesday to talk about his health, working with the A's young pitchers & more… 2047 Melissa Lockard Fri, 20 Mar 2009 06:18:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout 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. 2047 Melissa Lockard Mon, 09 Mar 2009 18:36:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout Zaidi Talks Suzuki, Shortstop And More... In the final part of our interview with Baseball Operations Analyst Farhan Zaidi, we discuss Kurt Suzuki, the A's agreement with the Japanese Professional League team, the shortstop position and more... 2047 Melissa Lockard Thu, 15 Jan 2009 06:22:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout Flashback: Oakland A's 2004 Draft While an organization can be built in many different ways, the Oakland A's have always been a team that has built its core through the minor league system. The lifeblood of any minor league system is the draft. Over the next few weeks, we will take a look back at the A's drafts in 2002-2006 to see what Oakland got out of them. In the third of this series, we take a look at the 2004 draft. 2047 Melissa Lockard Mon, 24 Nov 2008 05:55:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout Oakland A's Notes: Can Offense Continue Run? Oakland's offense was slumbering at home until the Royals came to town -- and the A's suddenly came alive despite facing two of the league's top starters, Brian Bannister and Zack Greinke, in the first two games. In the three-game set, Oakland scored 26 runs. 2047 TheSportsXChange Tue, 22 Apr 2008 05:03:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout A's Thinking About Playing For Now? It began in spring training and has carried over into the first two weeks of the regular season. The Oakland A's, picked by many to be in last place in the American League West, are playing well behind a mix of young players and savvy veterans. With the team in first place, are the A's starting to think about winning now? 2047 TheSportsXChange Tue, 15 Apr 2008 16:37:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout A's Still Pitching Well Despite Losses Oakland traded top starter Dan Haren over the winter, but the starting rotation shows little drop-off so far – through the first seven games of the season, none of the A's starters have allowed more than three runs. 2047 TheSportsXChange Mon, 07 Apr 2008 19:57:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout OaklandClubhouse Spring Photo Gallery, 2 PHOENIX -- For the weekend of March 15-16, the Oakland A's major league spring squad played and won three games. We have photos from the A's major league camp from Phoenix Municipal Stadium. 2047 Staff Mon, 17 Mar 2008 07:39:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout Putting Their Best Foot Forward With a 5-2 record and 63 runs scored in only seven games played, the Oakland A's are off to a fast start this spring, especially on the offensive-side of the ball. A number of the players who are off to the best starts are the newest members of the A's organization. We take a look at who's hot inside… 2047 Melissa Lockard Thu, 06 Mar 2008 05:37:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout Oakland A's Spring Q&A: Anthony Recker, C Coming out of Alvernia College, Anthony Recker was not much of a known commodity when he was selected in the 18th round of the 2005 draft by the Oakland A's. Since that time, however, Recker has established himself as one of the A's top catching prospects. He had an uneven 2007 season, but still hit a career-high 17 homeruns. We spoke to Recker from his first major league spring training camp. 2047 Melissa Lockard Mon, 25 Feb 2008 07:51:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout 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. 2047 Melissa Lockard Tue, 12 Feb 2008 05:30:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout Photos: Young A's Greet Fans At 2008 FanFest More than 12,000 fans were on-hand at the McAfee Coliseum on Saturday, January 26, as the Oakland A's hosted their annual FanFest event. We have photos of the event inside... 2047 Staff Sun, 27 Jan 2008 01:21:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout Oakland A's Post-Season Q&A: Farhan Zaidi, P3 In the final installment of our post-season conversation with Oakland A's Baseball Operations Analyst Farhan Zaidi, we discuss the state of the farm system, the futures of Andrew Brown and Santiago Casilla, the major league debuts of Daric Barton, Dan Meyer and Dallas Braden, the development of Kurt Suzuki and the progress of James Simmons. 2047 Melissa Lockard Thu, 04 Oct 2007 06:18:00 GMT 1 304 Oakland athletics Scout Suzuki Impressing Geren Rookie catcher Kurt Suzuki put on quite a show blocking balls behind the plate Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners, and he had quite an appreciative audience on hand to watch it. 2047 TheSportsXChange Sat, 15 Sep 2007 18:41:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout Barton's Debut A Success Major league debuts are supposed to be difficult, but Oakland A's rookie Daric Barton made it look easy on Monday night. The A's top prospect walked in his first two at-bats, collected hits in his next two and lined out in an eventful first major league game. 2047 Melissa Lockard Tue, 11 Sep 2007 16:18:00 GMT 0 304 Oakland athletics Scout