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A's MLN: Barton Steals The Show

On a day that was supposed to be about the return of shortstop Bobby Crosby, it was Oakland A's prospect Daric Barton who stole the show with a big game to lead the Stockton Ports to victory. Crosby was a factor in the Ports win, as well, with a walk, a double and a run scored. In Omaha, rehabbing outfielder/ first baseman Nick Swisher was also a major contributor in the River Cats' win. Learn about all of Saturday's action in this edition of Oakland A's Minor League Notebook...

Barton's Perfect Day Seals Win For Stockton Daric Barton came into the 2005 season with the weight of the world on his broad shoulders. As the centerpiece in a deal that involved the trade of ace Mark Mulder, Barton has -- fairly or unfairly -- been under a lot of scrutiny from A's fans who hope that he will someday soon lead the A's offensive attack. So far this season, Barton has displayed the...

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