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Oakland A's Q&A: Brad Ziegler

Ziegler was a record-setter in 2008.

Reliever Brad Ziegler had a memorable rookie season, setting the major league record for consecutive scoreless innings to start a big league career. He finished with one of the top ERAs of any reliever in baseball and is poised to be an important part of the A's bullpen in 2009. We recently spoke to Ziegler about his breakout season.

It wasn't an easy ride for Brad Ziegler to the big leagues, but once he got there, he made pitching at the major league level look like a walk in the park. Ziegler spent six seasons in the minor leagues before getting an opportunity at the major league level, and he took full advantage of that opportunity when it came. Ziegler set an MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings to start a career...

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