Happy Thursday everyone!
We’ve been in the official offseason for a bit now but nothing major has happened yet. No major signings, no major trades, just a few small moves here and there. The smallest of which could probably be attributed to the Athletics.
That being said, we got our first taste of Spring Training 2024. The club announced the first players that have been invited to join the big league club at the beginning of the baseball season:
The Oakland A’s announced 22 non-roster invitees to Spring Training today. The list includes 13 players who were in the A’s organization last year and nine players signed to minor league contracts this offseason. The complete list: pic.twitter.com/TyklMTViS8— Oakland A's Communications (@AthleticsPR) November 29, 2023
Athletics Nation already made a deep dive into the list but the highlights are former 1st-rounders Jacob Wilson and Daniel Susac. Spring Training figures to be another youth-filled camp that will help gauge the progress of the young guys in the organization. Hopefully we see these guys make noise come March, take charge of their chances, and make the coaching staff take notice. The youth movement has already begun, but we fans are ready for the team to take it into overdrive. The future of this baseball team is coming sooner than later, let’s get this thing into overdrive.
MLB News & Interest:
- Mets sign former Yankee starter Luis Severino
- Dylan Cease trade talks ‘‘intensifying”, deal could happen within coming days
- Starter Blake Snell “badly” wants to pitch for Mariners
- Mets sign Joey Wendle to major league deal
- Royals sign utility man Garett Hampton to major league deal
- Former slugger Nelson Cruz joins Dodgers in advisory role
- Andre Dawson wants HOF to change his plaque hat from Expos to Cubs
- Today in Baseball History
Best of X:
For those of us who love radio, this is a loss:
Morning-show co-host Paul McCaffrey, nighttime host F.P. Santangelo and a morning-show producer have been let go by KNBR Radio (104.5 FM and 680 AM).https://t.co/UKByQxHIfE— Sporting Green (@SportingGreenSF) November 30, 2023
The A’s are bringing in 22 non-roster invitees for Spring Training in February. https://t.co/JAV9ko3qU0— Jason Burke (@ByJasonB) November 30, 2023
What Oakland fan was seriously getting excited about the Adelson’s taking over the A’s?
I missed A's fans getting excited about this yesterday. Ain't no one spending $2 billion on the A's right now. One of the most depressed assets in pro sports, thanks to John Fisher owning them into the ground. https://t.co/cV2vMRwAdJ— Steve Berman (@BASportsGuy) November 29, 2023
Even though she’s on the other side of the bay now, congrats to Susan! Miss her coverage of the Oakland A’s: