There’s not a whole lot of new info when it comes to the A’s minor league system this time of year; in fact, we’re pretty much at the point when all that’s left to do is to start speculating about who’ll be playing where to start next season. It’s a bit of a desperation move but one that’s usually good for a few rounds of discussion. (Good work there, Zonis!)
So what to write about on this the first Monday of 2009?
To start with, how about I throw a bone to the ever diminishing crowd of folks who believe the A’s can replace that not dearly-departed-enough Bobby Crosby at SS with a home grown option. Gregorio Petit has had himself a fine winter season with the bat while playing for
Santiago Casilla has been lights out for Escogido in the DWL; pitching 10 innings and collecting 4 Saves while allowing 1 R (unearned) 4 H, 3 BB and striking out 9.
Henry Rodriguez has been throwing awful for Zulia in the VWL. Note that I called what he did “throwing” and not “pitching”. 12 H and 13 BB in 11.2 IP does not in any way come close to earning the term “pitching”. I know the guy has a monster arm but the guy has regressed since the in-season promotion to
OK, now what do I write about next time around?
I’ve got an idea or three kicking around in my head but now ‘tis the season to make requests/offer suggestions about what you’d like to see in your Minor League reports. Let's hear what you got, AN.