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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
18 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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

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

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
2 days 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

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

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

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

The Oakland A’s infield weaknesses

The Oakland A’s seem to be back on track in this series against the Los Angeles Angels. Their pitching has been on point and their offense has picked back up. However, there is still one weakness that has never been resolved. Even though they tried to strengthen these positions before the trade deadline, second base and shortstop remain the weakest positions for the Oakland A...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Sean Doolittle, Kyle Blanks, Jed Lowrie

The Oakland Athletics were able to breathe a sigh of relief as all-star closer Sean Doolittle is feeling better after experiencing a cramp in his side during last night's save.  Jane Lee of MLB.com is reporting that Doolittle passed tests and his injury is not a serious concern.Doolittle felt a cramp-like pain in right side. He's already feeling better, not worried it...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester on future: ‘I’m not going to the highest bidder’

Barring some sort of unforeseen event, Jon Lester will not be pitching for the Oakland A’s next season. Oakland can’t afford him. And the more Lester talks, the more it sounds like he is hoping the Boston Red Sox make him a competitive enough offer that he can return to the place where he started […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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