During the off-season, we named our top-50 prospects in the Oakland A's system. Now that we have…
On The Road With Gil Patterson
OaklandClubhouse: How is Spokane? Gil Patterson: It's great. They have a nice facility and good fans here. OC: How were your four days in Sacramento? GP: Good. They are doing fine. Dana Eveland came down [from Oakland] for a little bit and he threw a couple of nice bullpens. Curt [Young, A's pitching coach] gave me a couple of drills to maybe help him a little bit mechanically and it seemed to go pretty good. The guys get after it [in Sacramento]. It was good there. Trick [Sacramento manager Todd Steverson] got kicked out of a game and I had to coach third base and that was kind of a little odd. I felt like a fish out of water. But I gave us three runs in the bottom of the ninth to win the game, 3-2. OC: They'll be asking you to keep coming back now. That was one of their best comebacks of the year, so I imagine they'll make you stay in that third base box for a while. [laughs] GP: [laugh] No, no, this is it. Actually, I believe this is my last road trip until the instructional...
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