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Oakland A’s: Who is the real Brandon Moss?

Just as he was a key contributor in the Oakland A’s early season success, slugger Brandon Moss has been a major factor in their late season collapse.  Regardless of whether the A’s are able to hold on and make the playoffs, a major question for the team to address going forward is; who is the real Brandon Moss? The power trio of Moss, Josh Donaldson and the long since departed...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Could the A’s beat the Detroit Tigers in the Wild Card game?

The Oakland A’s spectacular first half of the season has been followed by a miserable second half. They are now 9.5 games behind the Los Angeles Angels. But, they still hold the the Wild Card lead and now are one game up on the Detroit Tigers. With only 17 games left in the regular season, it has become a reality that the Athletics will most likely be playing in the Wild Card...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the A’s be able to catch the Angels?

Adam Dunn The Oakland A’s have been in a slow, downward spiral since August, which was the first month since 2012 in which they had a losing record. Even with the acquisition of Adam Dunn, the Athletics are not only struggling offensively, but defensively as well. The Oakland A’s are six games back in the West with 21 games left to play. Although they are still lead the wild...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Solid AL MVP Candidiate

The Oakland A’s have hit a bit of a rough patch after dominating the American League West for most of the season. At six games behind the Los Angeles Angels, their sights appear to be set on the first Wild Card spot. While it’s faltered as of late, their deep roster has given opposing pitchers fits for most of the season. The A’s feature several solid players, and one bona...
Via Baseball News Source
14 days 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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: second half preview

Despite having Major League Baseball’s best record and the most wins (59) at the All-Star break since the 2006 Tigers, the Oakland A’s only enjoy a tight 1.5 game lead over the Anaheim Angels, leaving no room for error for the ball club in the second half. There are three key factors in the Oakland A’s holding off the Angels in the second half to claim their third divisional...
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: A's give Josh Donaldson the works after walk-off homer

Oh, those wacky Major League Baseball players....And if you are the Oakland A's, well, there's lots to celebrate. The A's hit the All-Star break with the best record in baseball and had a ton of guys play in the All-Star game.Including 3B Josh Donaldson, who got the proverbial 2nd half of the season off to a rousing start.Donaldson smacked a first pitch, bottom of the...
Via Online Sports Guys
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Donaldson crashes into tarp to make great catch

Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has crashed into the tarp at Coliseum over and over again in his relentless pursuit of foul balls. For this reason, his catch in Oakland’s 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night should come as no surprise. Donaldson’s latest confrontation with the tarp came in the top of the eighth inning, when darted to his...
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Donaldson starts DP from seat of his pants

Your browser does not support iframes.Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson started an incredible double play with a throw from the seat of his pants during the eighth inning of Friday's game against Toronto.With one out and a man on first, Donaldson quickly moved to his left and slid to the ground to field the grounder from Blue Jays batter Edwin Encarnacion, then made...
Via Holdout Sports
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A's player makes improbable HR into net

Josh Donaldson has been the A’s best offensive player this season and putting up all-star-caliber numbers. But in batting practice on Friday, he accomplished what could quite possibly end up his greatest triumph of the season. Donaldson was talking his pre-game cuts in the cage just like any other day. But this day was special. This was the day he’d hit a home run into a net...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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