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Oakland A's Spring Q&A: Farhan Zaidi, Part 1

With two weeks left to go in spring training, the Oakland A's are getting closer to Opening Day. Over the past several weeks, the team has had a chance to take a close look at some of their brightest young prospects in big league camp. We spoke to A's Director of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi about some of those prospects last Tuesday in Phoenix. This is part one of that interview...

OaklandClubhouse: Obviously this spring is a lot different than last year's spring training, which was truncated thanks to the Japan trip. Is it nice to have this extra time to allow all of the position battles to play out? Farhan Zaidi: Yeah, definitely, particularly with our starting pitching situation. We knew coming in that we were going to have upwards of 10 candidates for the five...

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