can’t wait to get going on some prospect action!

for the record, I’m still holding hope for Taylor, because I saw the bit on MLB Network about him working for a local radio show and he seems like a good guy. And it’s not as though he has particularly stiff competition….

The Futurists

The opening day roster for the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League, the Sacramento Rivercats, hadn’t been officially announced as of Thursday morning. But with very few exceptions, it’s pretty clear how the Rivercats’ roster will shape up.

The Rivercats are likely to start the season with a dozen pitchers, including top prospects Jarrod Parker and Brad Peacock, as well as right-hander Tyson Ross until he’s needed as the A’s fifth starter in mid-April. The offense will include five outfielders led by promising sluggers Jermaine Mitchell and Grant Green, five infielders anchored by first baseman Chris Carter and third baseman Stephen Parker, and a catching corps led by top catching prospect Derek Norris.

The Rivercats’ regular lineup is likely to include Norris behind the plate – backed up by veteran minor leaguer Joel Galarraga – CarterWes TimmonsAdam Rosales and 

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