This year was a rather light year for Rule 5 prospects in terms of players I’ve seen in person, but a handful of players were taken worth mentioning.
Chris McGuiness, Cleveland Indians
A fine organizational piece, I saw McGuiness in 2010 as a member of the Greenville Red Sox. At the time, he presented as a solid, all-around hitter with no stand out tool and limited defensive...
The Rockies have sent 22-year old righty swinging CF Eliezer Mesa to the A’s to complete the deal for Mark Ellis. Mesa played in 53 games in A-ball last year for the Rockies and he was 42 for 164 (.256 avg, .631 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 0 homers, 13 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. Mark Ellis played in 70 games for the Rockies after coming over from the A’s and he was 72 for 263...
Bob Melvin wasted no time making changes to his Oakland coaching staff after receiving a new three-year deal last week to stay put as manager.
The Athletics said Friday they aren't renewing the contracts of bench coach Joel Skinner, pitching coach Ron Romanick and hitting coach Gerald Perry. First base coach Tye Waller and third base coach Mike Gallego will return to the staff...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2011
In an announcement by the team (via Jane Lee of MLB.com), the Athletics have received outfielder from the Colorado Rockies as a player to be named later in the Mark Ellis trade.
The A's traded Ellis and cash considerations to the Rockies on June 30 for right-handed pitcher Bruce Billings and a player to be named later.
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The Athletics have received outfielder Eliezer Mesa from the Rockies to complete the Mark Ellis trade, reports MLB.com's Jane Lee (on Twitter).