Some of the highlights being reported:
- A's newest starting catcher, Kurt Suzuki has bulked up over the off season and is a bigger, more agile backstop that he was last year after he took over starting catcher in the wake of Kendall leaving. He is making strides as a catcher and a team leader. According to Geren, the pitchers are happy to throw to the young vetand to receive his feedback.
- Jack Cust has also bulked up and is working hard to imporve his skills as the team's returning DH.
- Harden and Blanton are throwing well, Gaudin is stretching it out and will be throwing off the mound in March.
- Justin Duchescher will likely be added into the starting rotation along with Chad Gaudin and Rich Harden.
- Announcing his retirement from the game, Jeremy Brown (of catching and Moneyball fame), he was replaced with Matt Lecroy as a minor league catcher who could possibly be brought up at some point..
- The 40th anniversary of the Athletic's being in Oakland could surprise a lot of people.
Anyone who has a chance, check in with some news on how spring training is going for their favs!