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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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: What is Eric O’Flaherty’s potential as a closer?

The Oakland A’s bullpen was shaken up once again earlier this week when closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle. Even though Doolittle said he already felt better after the game on Sunday, the A’s are being cautious and sitting him out for awhile since even a mild strain of this muscle could take some time to recover...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did trading Yoenis Cespedes doom the Oakland A’s?

On July 31st, the Oakland Athletics stood atop the league, at 66-41, two games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. They carried what was far and away the best offense in the American League, with 535 runs scored to that point and looked primed to carry that into October. Then they traded Yoenis Cespedes. Now, the trade of Cespedes was completely shocking, but also looked at as something...
Via Bloguin Best
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did trading Yoenis Cespedes doom the Oakland A’s?

On July 31st, the Oakland Athletics stood atop the league, at 66-41, two games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. They carried what was far and away the best offense in the American League, with 535 runs scored to that point and looked primed to carry that into October. Then they traded Yoenis Cespedes. Now, the trade of Cespedes was completely shocking, but also looked at as something...
Via The Outside Corner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

A's drumming fan not impressed with fellow drumer's beer intake

During a recent Oakland Athletics game, a fan of the team who brings a drum to the ballpark to sound his support for the squad was particularly unimpressed with a like-minded fan who also has a proclivity for percussion-based antics, specifically how his cohort elects to tip back a brewski instead of focusing upon the task at hand. Watch as the guy on the left makes the sarcastic...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

A’s drumming fan not impressed with fellow drumer’s beer intake (video)

During a recent Oakland Athletics game, a fan of the team who brings a drum to the ballpark to sound his support for the squad was particularly unimpressed with a like-minded fan who also has a proclivity for percussion-based antics, specifically how his cohort elects to tip back a brewski instead of focusing upon […] The post A’s drumming fan not impressed with fellow drumer’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday, August 25th: Shawn Haviland Pitches Hounds into Playoffs while Zach Neal Wins as Sacramento Scores 20

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Shawn Haviland (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)   TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A) Frisco RoughRiders        1 Midland RockHounds  5 WP – Haviland 7-7 / 3.75 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Shawn Haviland (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win) RockHounds starter Shawn Haviland delivered an impressive outing on Monday to help...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Transaction Trends Week 21: Eric O’Flaherty to Lead A’s Closer by Committee

In the wake of the Athletics losing lights out closer Sean Doolittle to an intercostal injury, Manager Bob Melvin said the team would keep Luke Gregerson in the 8th-inning role and use a committee to close out games. Eric O’Flaherty seems to be first in line for that committee and is the first one to target off the waiver wire. He's been nearly untouchable in his 13.1 IP this...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Samardzija pitches A's to 8-2 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Jeff Samardzija pitched eight solid innings and Josh Donaldson drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics over the Houston Astros 8-2 Monday night. Samardzija (4-3) allowed six hits, two runs and tied a season high with 10 strikeouts to bounce back from a two-game skid in which he yielded 11 runs combined. Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer and Donaldson had three...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s segment with Oakland A’s fans is an epic fail

Relatively new ESPN analyst and former Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden was a part of the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast of A’s-Angels last night.  He went out into the people for a segment on, allegedly, the rowdiest fans in baseball. What we found was anything but… Your browser does not support iframes. Why this video is an epic fail, and not just a fail. What you...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s segment with Oakland A’s fans is an epic fail

Relatively new ESPN analyst and former Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden was a part of the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast of A’s-Angels last night.  He went out into the people for a segment on, allegedly, the rowdiest fans in baseball. What we found was anything but… Your browser does not support iframes. Why this video is an epic fail, and not just a fail. What you...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Josh Donaldson, Sam Fuld

The Oakland Athletics appear to be picking up a lot of injuries at exactly the wrong time as they try to pip the Los Angeles Angels for the AL West crown. Josh Donaldson and Sam Fuld can now be added to Sean Doolittle and John Jaso on the A's list of concerns, with both battling left knee pain.According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, third baseman Donaldson...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

On the Farm, Week 21: Secret Slugger, Matt Olson

I am not a scout. Since I am not a scout sometimes it’s tough for me to see what scouts like or don’t like about certain players. Recently, D.J. Peterson was someone I have been very high on from the get-go who never attained top 50 prospect status. Matt Olson is the latest player that I love that doesn’t crack any major lists top 100 despite his 36 HRs at the A+ Stockton Ports...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Escobar's agent: Tampa is a great fit for Yunel, Oakland may not be

Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar's claim on revocable waivers by Oakland has raised some concern in the Escobar camp, which apparently prefers he stay in Tampa Bay where he felt he had finally found a home. "I am very concerned with Yunel having been selected on waivers by Oakland," Escobar's agent, Alex Esteban, told CBSSports.com on Sunday night. "While I believe...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sunday, August 24th: Chris Lamb K’s 17 in Stockton Loss while A’s Recall Dan Otero from Sacramento and Jack White Pays a Visit to the Coliseum

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Chris Lamb (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K)   CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A) Stockton Ports                       0 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  3 LP – Lamb 4-5 / 3.10 Farmhand Of The Game: Pitcher Chris Lamb (7 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 17 K) Stockton starter Chris Lamb tied a California League record by striking out 10...
Via Athletics Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A's not OK: Closer Doolittle to DL

One of this season's most pleasant surprises has finally disappointed fantasy owners, as A's closer Sean Doolittle has been placed on the DL with an intercostal strain. There's no specific timetable on Doolittle's return at the moment, but the team's website notes that this injury can take "as few as two to three weeks of recovery time and up to several months...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Call The Doctor, Doolittle

Grab Luke Gregerson! Ah, that's how you start a post. Some sweet, sweet SAGNOF. It's like when I walk into a room and it just lights up. Guys and four girls be going, "Ooh, what's his name, and can I get his number?" My mustache is yours. *eye wink* There's plenty of me to go around. On the other hand (wasn't that the first hand?), there hasn...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels pound on Oakland; take back the West

After losing the first two games of the series, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim went out looking to avoid the sweep against the Oakland A’s, and regain first place.Jered Weaver and Scott Kazmir were the starters.Contrary to the previous two games, the Angels took an early lead. In the top of the second, Erick Aybar crushed a first-pitch slider, that bounced off the top of...
Via In The Neutral Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton powers Angels past Athletics in Oakland

Josh Hamilton homered and drove in three runs, Mike Trout also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels regained the best record on baseball, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Sunday night. Erick Aybar had two hits and two RBI and Kole Calhoun finished with three hits for the Angels, who ended a five-game losing streak to the A's in Oakland. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick each...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s place Sean Doolittle on disabled list

getty images The Oakland Athletics have placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list. Doolittle, an All-Star this season, lands on the DL with an intercostal strain. In 54 games this season the 27-year-old Doolittle had posted a 2.28 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP across 55 1/3 innings of work amassing 20 saves. Dan Otero has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take the roster...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A's put closer Sean Doolittle on DL with muscle strain

  Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list by Oakland about an hour before Sunday's game with the Los Angeles Angels with a strained right intercostal. Doolittle, who saved the last two games against the Angels, is 1-3 with 20 saves and a 2.28 ERA in 54 relief appearances. He has walked five and struck out 80 in 55-1/3 innings. Doolittle...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: John Jaso likely going on concussion DL

It looks like Sean Doolittle will have some company on the disabled list, as Oakland Athletics teammate John Jaso appears to be headed to the concussion DL.  Susan Slusser has reported that his condition has not improved and that he should be placed on the DL tomorrow.John Jaso tells me he has concussion symptoms that have worsened over past two weeks. #Athletics— Susan Slusser...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Sean Doolittle placed on DL

Despite earlier reports that Sean Doolittle was "not worried" after a cramp in his side during Saturday night's win over the Los Angeles Angels, the Oakland Athletics placed the closer on the 15-day DL with a right intercostal strain and recalled right-handed reliever Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento, the team announced just before Sunday's finale. The A'...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Place Closer Sean Doolittle On The 15-Day DL

The Oakland Athletics have placed their All-Star closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day DL with a strained right intercostal muscle. He is expected to only need the minimum 15 days but these types of injures can linger for much longer.#490158835 / gettyimages.comDoolittle saved 20 of 23 chances and has a 2.28 ERA and a 0.70 WHIP with 80 strikeouts over 55.1 innings.In the mean time...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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