Found June 21, 2012 on More Hardball:
A rolling stone gathers no moss...well, this one does.Brandon Moss was once a fairly high regarded outfield prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization.  He made his MLB debut in 2007 and hit well in parts of two seasons with the BoSox (.291/.804), but was shipped to Pittsburgh in the Jason Bay trade.  The Pirates believed they were getting a building block for the future, but Moss stumbled and was eventually let go after the 2010 season.  He then hooked on with the Phillies and went hitless in 6 at bats last year, and played the majority of the season in the minors.  This past offseason he signed on with the Oakland Athletics and was recently called-up.  The rest is history...In 13 games, Moss has belted 7 homeruns, scored 11 runs, and has 12 RBI with an OPS of 1.191 (10 of his 12 hits are of the extra base variety).  With the A's constant search for offense, you have to think Moss will get every opportunity to see how long he can continue on this roll.  He no longer roams the ...

Norris arrives from minors to share Oakland's catching job with Suzuki

For a team playing as well as it has all year, the A's made an unexpected move Thursday. Oakland brought up its top catching prospect, Derek Norris, and Norris was in the lineup for the team's 4-1, walk-off win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Coliseum. It was the Athletics' eighth win in nine games. Manager Bob Melvin said that Kurt Suzuki, the A's longtime...

Melvin: Colon is likely DL-bound

The Oakland A's made no official announcement about Bartolo Colon on Tuesday, but manager Bob Melvin said it's pretty certain that the right-hander will go on the disabled list at some point this week. Colon left his Sunday start in the third inning due to a strained right oblique muscle. The A's are weighing possible moves. Should they want Tyson Ross to take Colon...

Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: June 22, 2012: Travis Blackley Earns Back-to-Back Wins

So you are probably too late to pick up James McDonald, but what about Travis Blackley? On a night when some of this year's top breakout pitchers were solid once again, Blackley made a statement to join that list. The Oakland lefty gave up one run in eight innings against the Dodgers. Blackley is going to be one of the top pick-ups in fantasy baseball this week now that...

Athletics 3, Dodgers 0

Brandon McCarthy showed no signs of an ailing shoulder in seven impressive innings, winning his third straight start and sixth consecutive decision to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Tuesday night. Seth Smith and Jonny Gomes each hit RBI singles, and Coco Crisp reached four times and stole three bases as the A's beat the NL West-leading club that...

Cespedes' return helps keep A's on a roll

The Oakland A's, after a long skid at the end of May and the start of June, are climbing back up again. On Wednesday at the Coliseum, Oakland won for the seventh time in eight games, getting to three games below .500 for the first time since May 26, which was during the team's season-high nine-game losing streak. A 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday gave...

This Coco Crisp sign is spectacular

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Dodgers waste Kershaw gem in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning for his first career game-ending shot, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Thursday for a three-game sweep. Cespedes connected with no outs off Josh Lindblom (2-1), sending a drive just inside the left-field foul pole for his seventh homer. Oakland won for the eighth time...

Athletics sweep Dodgers on walk-off

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning for his first career game-ending shot, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Thursday for a sweep. Cespedes connected with no outs off Josh Lindblom (2-1), sending a drive just inside the left-field foul pole. Oakland has won eight of nine after holding the NL's best team to eight total hits in...

Athletics 4, Dodgers 1

Tommy Milone pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game, Yoenis Cespedes had two hits and an RBI in his return to the Oakland lineup and the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday night for their seventh win in eight games. Cespedes scored Oakland's first run after a double and added an RBI single in the fifth to back another strong start at home...

Giants-Athletics Preview

The Oakland Athletics didn't get down on themselves earlier this month when they were struggling, and now they're playing their best baseball of the season. San Francisco right-hander Tim Lincecum is at a low point now, and it's uncertain when the two-time NL Cy Young winner will end the worst stretch of his career. The surging A's go for a seventh consecutive home...

A's complete sweep of Dodgers

OAKLAND, Calif. - It may be hard to believe, but the once struggling Oakland Athletics are only two games under .500 after sweeping the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. Yoenis Cespedes crushed a line-drive three-run homer just inside the foul pole in the bottom of the ninth as the A's beat the Dodgers 4-1 on Thursday. "All my teammates have been thanking me for all the...
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