The Oakland Athletics will be looking to walk away with the American League West yet again in 2014. They made a few moves during the off-season that resulted in a few key players being let go from the organization, but it’s a business.
General manager Billy Beane knows exactly what he’s doing. There’s a reason why they made a Hollywood movie about him starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. Trades or pick ups that other managers wouldn’t think of if he hadn’t made them look great in the long run.
Anyways, the point of this is that the Athletics are going in the right direction and are steps away from having themselves a World Series caliber team.
Now today just like every other team in the league, the Athletics organization met with some players to see if they would be able to avoid arbitration. They were successful with infielder’s Brandon Moss and Jed Lowrie.
Both men were signed to a one year contract, but the dollar amount hasn’t been released just yet. This was Brandon Moss’s first time being eligible for arbitration after putting up his first 30 home run season in his career. This year was Lowrie’s finale year of eligibility after he put up 15 home runs, 75 RBI’s with a batting line of .290/.344/.446.
This is definitely some great news for all three parties.