The Oakland A's might have one or two of their top pitching prospects with them when they break camp…
Oakland A's Spring Q&A: Keith Lieppman, P. 1
OaklandClubhouse: I wanted to talk to you about a few of the guys who are still up in major league camp, Brett Anderson, Trevor Cahill and Vince Mazzaro in particular. Has how well they have pitched affected where you think they should start the season? Keith Lieppman: I think that when you look at it from a minor league point of view, it is the development aspect that we get involved with. Once they get into that arena of the next level and they are under the scrutiny of the big league manager and the pitching coach, all of a sudden, they might profile differently than in the minor league system. Especially when you start hearing that from other major league scouts who are looking at our players. Those words get back to our people and all of a sudden there are raving reviews of all three of those guys. Then you match them up against who they are competing against and you can't discount them. They are in a position where stuff-wise, the may have better stuff than the guys they have...
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