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2011 Oakland Athletics season

2011 Oakland Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Oakland, California (since 1968)
  • Results
    Record 74–88 (.457)
    Other information
    Owner(s) Lewis Wolff
    Manager(s) Bob Geren (through 6/9), Bob Melvin (Interim)
    Local television Comcast SportsNet California
    (Glen Kuiper, Ray Fosse)
    Local radio KGMZ
    (Ken Korach, Vince Cotroneo, Ray Fosse)
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    The Oakland Athletics' 2011 season was the 44th for the franchise in the Bay Area, as well as the 111th in club history. The team was competing for the American League West Division title after a 4-year absence from playoff contention, with a payroll just above $77 million.

    Off-Season/Spring Training

    Coaching Changes

    Coach Former Since New Former Position
    Bench Tye Waller 2009 Joel Skinner Managed AA-Akron Aeros (CLE)
    Bullpen Ron Romanick 2008 Rick Rodriguez Pitching coach for Sacramento
    Hitting Jim Skaalen 2009 Gerald Perry Hitting coach for AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox (BOS)
    Pitching Curt Young 2004 Ron Romanick 3 seasons as Athletics' bullpen coach
    1st Base Todd Steverson 2009 Tye Waller 2 seasons as Athletics' bench coach

    Young declined a 2-year contract offer and became Boston's pitching coach. Steverson becomes hitting coach for Sacramento.

    Transaction

    Changes in apparel

    The A's were known for sporting white jerseys at home and greys for away games. On top of that, the A's wore a black and a green alternate jersey. During the 2011 season, they added a new style. The A's started wearing a gold alternate home jersey to their apparel. Manager Billy Beane referred to the look as "the Canary yellow" jerseys. A's relief pitcher Jerry Blevins said, "It might be hard not to notice us now".[1]

    Regular season

    AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
    Texas Rangers 96 66 .593 52–29 44–37
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 86 76 .531 10 45–36 41–40
    Oakland Athletics 74 88 .457 22 43–38 31–50
    Seattle Mariners 67 95 .414 29 39–45 28–50


    Roster

    2011 Oakland Athletics
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Manager

    Coaches

    Game log

    Legend
      Athletics win
      Athletics loss
      Postponement
    Bold Mariners team member
    2011 Game Log

    Farm System

    Minor League Standings

    Level
    Team League Manager W L Position
    AAA Sacramento Rivercats Pacific Coast League Darren Bush
    AA Midland Rockhounds Texas League Steve Scarsone
    High-A Stockton Ports California League Webster Garrison
    Low-A Burlington Bees Midwest League Aaron Nieckula
    SS-A Vermont Lake Monsters New York–Penn League Rick Magnante
    Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Marcus Jensen
    DSL Athletics Dominican Summer League Oscar Spencer

    Tony DeFrancesco moves to AAA-Oklahoma City RedHawks (HOU) after managing in Oakland's farm system for 16 years (except 2008, was on MLB staff).

    Top Prospects

    Player Position Baseball America Baseball Prospectus MLB 2011 Levels
    Grant Green
    <center>SS <center>1 <center>2 <center>1 <center>Midland RockHounds (AA)
    <center>Chris Carter <center>OF/1B <center>2 <center>1 <center>2 <center>Sacramento River Cats (Class AAA)[2]
    <center>Michael Choice <center>OF <center>3 <center>3 <center>3 <center>Stockton Ports (A)
    <center>Tyson Ross <center>P <center>4 <center>7 <center>-- <center>Oakland Athletics
    <center>Jemile Weeks <center>2B <center>5 <center>6 <center>5 <center>Sacramento River Cats (Class AAA)[3]
    <center>Max Stassi <center>C <center>6 <center>9 <center>7 <center>Stockton Ports (Advanced A)[4]
    <center>Aaron Shipman <center>OF <center>7 <center>-- <center>8 <center>AZL Athletics
    <center>Yordy Cabrera <center>SS <center>8 <center>5 <center>6 <center>Burlington Bees (Class A)[5]
    <center>Ian Krol <center>P <center>9 <center>4 <center>4 <center>
    <center>Michael Taylor <center>OF <center>10 <center>11 <center>10 <center>Sacramento Rivercats
    <center>Renato Núñez <center>3B <center>-- <center>8 <center>9 <center>DSL Athletics
    <center>Stephen Parker <center>3B <center>-- <center>10 <center>-- <center>Midland RockHounds (Class AA)[6]

    MLB.com named 1B Chris Carter (even though being played as an OF), SS Grant Green and 2B Jemile Weeks as No. 8 top prospects as their positions in MLB.com's 2011 Top 50 Prospects report. FanHouse named Grant Green (58), Chris Carter (91), and Michael Choice (94) to their top 100. Baseball America named Grant Green (63) and Chris Carter (91) to their top 100.

    Minor League Info

    Joselito Adames, who pitched for AZL Athletics in '10 and STK/VAN in '09, was suspended 50-games for violating MiLB's drug policy in January.

    References

    1. Sanchez, jesse. "A's unveil new gold alternate home jerseys". Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
    2. "2011 Sacramento River Cats Opening Day Roster". Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
    3. "2011 Sacramento River Cats Opening Day Roster". Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
    4. "2011 Stockton Ports Opening Day Roster". Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
    5. "2011 Burlington Bees Opening Day Roster". Retrieved April 7, 2011. 
    6. "2011 Midland RockHounds Opening Day Roster". Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
    7. [1] Baseball America
    8. [2] Baseball Prospectus