Fantasy Baseball: Is it time to drop Brandon Moss?

The Oakland Athletics’ first baseman, Brandon Moss, had a fantastic first half to the 2014 season; he was elected to his first All-Star appearance of his eight-year career. Before the All-Star break, Moss had a batting line of .268/.349/.530 as well as 21 home runs and 66 RBIs. However, since the break, Moss has seen a serious decline, resulting in very poor numbers – a batting...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Rally Past Houston Astros 8-2

A big night from Josh Donaldson and a four-run ninth-inning rally powered the Oakland Athletics to an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the series. With the win, the A’s improve to 77-53 and sit just half a game behind the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. The A’s opened up a 1-0 lead in the third when Donaldson lashed a double to left field to bring...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals End Streak, Blasted by A’s 11-3

It was a great run that boosted the Kansas City Royals from third place, and eight games back from the AL Central lead, to first place, and half a game up on the Detroit Tigers. Surely everybody knew that we wouldn’t win out. It’s a nice thought, but we were due for a loss, and this one came in embarrassing fashion. It was a night where not much could go right for the Royals...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Signs of a World Series team

After losing seven of 15 games following the All Star Break, the Oakland A’s have bounced back winning five of their last six, all while showing the signs of a true World Series contender. A major factor in both the A’s struggles and turnaround is their offense. There is no question the struggles of Brandon Moss coincide with the loss of Yoenis Cespedes.  Without Cespedes lingering...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Los Angeles Angels overtake the A’s?

With most everyone has been focused on the success of the Oakland A’s so far this season, not many people have realized that the Los Angeles Angels are only two games behind the Athletics and currently have the second best record in baseball. This AL West race has heated up quickly and the Angels were the hottest teams in baseball in July. What are the chances that the Los Angeles...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Samardzija Cruises & Moss Slams the Astros, A’s Beat Houston 13-1

Jeff Samardzija made up for the spent bullpen Wednesday night with eight solid innings in a 13-1 win over the Astros Thursday afternoon. The only blemish on the A’s new ace right-hander’s afternoon was a solo homer to former Athletics slugger Chris Carter in the top of the fourth, Carter’s 20th homer of the season. Samardzija finished with a pitching line of one earned run...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Updates: Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss, Alberto Callaspo

The Oakland Athletics won Wednesday nights game 9-7 against the Houston Astros thanks to Yoenis Cespedes, who hit two home runs, however; he left the game due to a sprained right thumb when he had an awkward fall at the plate in the fifth inning. Brandon Moss spun while tagging speedy Jose Altuve in the eighth and he seemed to be in pain but he did not come out reported by Susan...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes day to day with sprained thumb

Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high five RBIs before leaving with a sprained thumb during Wednesday night’s 9-7 victory over the Houston Astros. X-rays were negative and Cespedes is considered day to day. The left fielder went down as he hit a check-swing groundout in the fifth inning.  Manager Bob Melvin said that Cespedes hurt his...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Brandon Moss has no structural damage to ankle

It looked worse when it happened, but Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss has no structural damage to the left ankle that he sprained in Friday's game. The good news comes from Athletics beat writer Jane Lee of, who shared the announcement via Twitter Sunday evening.Moss' MRI came back clean. No structural damage to ankle.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) July 7...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Brandon Moss exits with sprained ankle

With two Division-leading teams, Oakland and Toronto, locked in extra innings, the Athletics' Brandon Moss was forced to leave the game with a sprained left ankle, tweets Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. (Video here and below).He was replaced at first base by Alberto Callaspo as the game went into the bottom of the 11th in a scoreless tie. Oakland finally won in...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland Athletics Get Swept Out of Detroit To End Road Trip

The Oakland Athletics were swept out of the Motor City on Wednesday afternoon. The 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers drops the club to 51-33 and means that Oakland ends the three-city road trip 4-4. Jesse Chavez was staked to a 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to home runs from Coco Crisp and Brandon Moss. For Moss, the home run was his team-leading 19th. The left-handed hitter finished...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins starter Anthony DeSclafani leaves game early with forearm contusion

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins right-hander Anthony DeSclafani exited Friday's opener against the Oakland Athletics after three innings with a right forearm contusion and is listed as day to day. Brandon Moss' liner on a 0-1 pitch hit DeSclafani to load the bases during a two-run first. DeSclafani stuck with the play, retrieving the ball behind the mound and almost getting the out...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

After 66 Home Run Tear With The Athletics, Brandon Moss Reflects On Lack Of Opportunity With Phillies

Salt in a wound. The Phillies had infielder/outfielder Brandon Moss under their control back in 2011 In 2012, 2013, and into 2014 Moss has shown tremendous power for the Oakland Athletics. In these two and one-third seasons, Moss has amassed 66 home runs, easily more than any Phillies player has...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Updates: Josh Reddick to DL, Ryan Cook activated, Brandon Moss back in lineup

The Oakland Athletics had a trio of injury developments to announce as they posted Tuesday's lineup, with details coming courtesy of Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle:#Athletics Drumbeat: Brandon Moss back in lineup, Josh Reddick to DL. Ryan Cook reinstated as expected.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 3, 2014Josh Reddick suffered a hyperextended right knee...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Flames: Oakland Athletics Coming in Hot to June

OAKLAND, CA -- The Oakland Athletics have been unselfishly and non-traditionally cleaning up Major League Baseball lately. Statisticians may have several answers for why Oakland has enjoyed such success lately, but the bottom line harkens back to the oldest sports fundamental: the team comes first. Donaldson has been lighting it up as of late, and currently is the top 3rd Base player...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Oakland Athletics Should Still Be Concerned

The Oakland Athletics are ripping through their schedule at a record clip. With a 34-22 record and a 3.5 game lead in the American League West, the A’s are among the best teams in baseball. They boast a ridiculous +112 run differential through 56 games. To put that into perspective, the eventual World Series Champion Boston Red Sox led baseball with a +197 differential through...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Brandon Moss still dealing with calf tightness

Brandon Moss exited Friday’s 9-5 win against the Angels in the third inning with right calf tightness and Kyle Blanks replaced him, as Jane Lee of reported.Moss hurt his calf in between innings, running out to give Reddick his glove. Melvin says doubtful for tomorrow #Athletics— Joe Stiglich (@JoeStiglichCSN) May 31, 2014 #494439803 / gettyimages.comAccording to Lee...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Angels at Athletics, May 30, 2014

Angels 5 - Athletics 9 Angels starter Garrett Richards was knocked out of the game after just 2/3 of an inning . The A’s first three batters of the game reached base followed by a Brandon Moss grand slam on their way to a five run, five hit first inning. Wade LaBlanc made his Halo debut in long relief, allowing four earned runs on six hits over 6 1/3.Click here to download the...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland bats top Angels in 9-5 loss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Brandon Moss hit a grand slam in the first inning, Josh Donaldson had two home runs and four RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-5 on Friday night. Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run for the A's, who have won three of five since a four-game losing streak. Moss left the game with right calf tightness. Howie Kendrick hit...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Moss, Josh Donaldson Lead A’s Past Angels 9-5

Following a four-game series split against the Detroit Tigers earlier in the week, the Oakland Athletics welcomed the Los Angeles Angels to town for a three-game weekend set Friday evening. The Angels (30-23 heading into Friday night’s game) entered town on a recent hot-streak, having cut the A’s (32-22 heading into Friday’s game) division lead down to just 1.5 games entering...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The strikeout rate of Brandon Moss

Brandon Moss is currently tied for eleventh on the leaderboard for 2014. He is having a terrific season and all of his value is for his offense. While his defense and base running seem to have improved, it is his offense that has taken a dramatic step forward. And one of the things driving that success is a drastically reduced strikeout rate.Moss is a left-handed batter...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: None Time: 4 p.m. As the Oakland Athletics keep surging, the Tampa Bay Rays continue to slide. With Sonny Gray looking to continue his road success, the A's try to match a season high with their sixth consecutive victory Thursday against the Rays, who hope the return of Alex Cobb will help them avoid a series sweep and season-high fifth straight defeat. Brandon Moss homered...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 Oakland Athletics are proof that ‘Moneyball’ works

After Wednesday’s action, the top five teams in Major League Baseball determined by win-loss record was as follows: 1. Oakland Athletics  (30-16) 2. San Francisco Giants  (29-18) 3. Milwaukee Brewers  (28-19) 4. Detroit Tigers  (27-15) 5. Colorado Rockies  (26-21) The top five teams determined by payroll, highest to lowest, on Opening Day was: 1. Los Angeles Dodgers  $235...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays fall to A's once more as losing skid grows to four

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Brandon Moss hit a solo homer for Oakland's only hit and the Athletics took advantage of the sloppy Tampa Bay Rays for a 3-2 victory Wednesday night. Oakland scored twice on two errors and a pair of walks in the second inning, helping the A's win for the first time since at least 1914 while getting only one hit, according to the team. Moss hit...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Why Brandon Moss has been their best player so far

Brandon Moss First baseman Brandon Moss is making a strong case to scratch the platoon strategy the Oakland A’s currently have in place at first base. Moss has been hot throughout the month of May however does not see a consistent amount of playing time – especially when the Athletics are facing left handed pitching. Nonetheless, Moss makes every at-bat count and has become...
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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