In part two of our three-part conversation with Oakland A's Director of Baseball Operations Farhan…
2009 A's In Review: Crystal Ball Predictions
Just before the start of the 2009 season, we made five predictions about what would happen during the year in the Oakland A's system. Here is the original article: http://athletics.scout.com/2/854522.html. Below, we analyze our predictive skills. Prediction: Midland will make the playoffs Result: Spot on Although the Midland Rockhounds finished the 2009 regular season with the best overall record in the Texas League, they didn't have a playoff spot secured until the season's final weekend. The San Antonio Missions edged them out for the first-half title and Midland had to hold-off the Frisco Roughriders to take home the second-half title. Once the playoff spot was secure, Midland breezed through the Texas League playoffs to take home its first league crown since 2005. There were a number of key contributors to the Rockhounds' title who also earned rings in 2008 with the California League champion Stockton Ports. Manager Darren Bush skippered both squads, while Texas League MVP Chris...
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