Spent Wednesday morning with the Oakland A’s at their new ballpark in Mesa and their new training facility a few minutes away. Both brand new and first class. I interviewed in order — Sonny Gray, Eric Sogard, Brett Lawrie and AJ Griffin. All were terrific. The A’s are known for having one of the best clubhouses in the bigs. If you went in there the players would treat you like a special guest. So many new faces on the A’s. I’m trying to learn who is who. I am writing a column about Lawrie for Wednesday. Lawrie is the third baseman who replaces Josh Donaldson. Big shoes, big glove, big bat to fill.