But the A’s have a superstar at the hot corner already in Matt Chapman, hopefully for at least a couple more years, so if Neuse stays at that position then it might have to be in another organization. But if he can shift to second base? That would be a different story, and it could open up some interesting possibilities for the green and gold.
The Oakland A’s have signed several minor league free agents during the month of November, as all teams do every year. Most of them are usually relatively unknown players, but this week they added someone you’ve actually heard of. The A’s signed shortstop Pete Kozma to a minors deal on Tuesday, per the team’s website.
The 2019 Rule 5 draft isn’t until Dec. 10, but the protection deadline is Nov. 20, which is Friday. That means teams have the rest of this week to figure out which eligible players they want to add to their 40-man rosters in order to protect them from the draft. In a nutshell, the Rule 5 draft helps prospects make it to the big leagues.