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Scouting Director Eric Kubota On A's Draft

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With the 2007 Draft finally in the books, Oakland A's Scouting Director Eric Kubota can finally take a break and assess the work that goes into preparing for a draft. We caught-up with Kubota on Tuesday to find out how the A's feel they did in the draft, what they liked about James Simmons, whether they ever considered Rick Porcello, whether certain players will have signability issues and more…

Eric Kubota, the Oakland A's Director of Scouting, recently completed his fifth year running the A's draft. Kubota has spent 22 years in the A's organization, the last five of which have been as the Scouting Director. Under his watch, the A's have selected numerous players who have already made an impact in the major leagues, including Nick Swisher, Joe Blanton, Huston Street and Travis Buck. We...

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