In the trade that brought Jed Lowrie over to the Oakland Athletics, the Athletics lost Chris Carter. Some might think that is acceptable and others might not. One thing that is for certain is that the Athletics lost a future home run stud in Carter. But perhaps they still have one waiting near first base that still wears the Athletics jersey.
Brandon Moss hasn’t had great deal of incredible success at the big league level. What he did however last season, suggests that he is capable of just that. His 21 homers and 52 runs batted in came in only 84 games. Out of nowhere last season, Moss came through with power production numbers that he hasn’t seemed capable of before last season.
The question is simple. Was the partial last season success in 2012 a fluke or can he repeat it with greater volume as the everyday first baseman for this team? The answer will be seen fairly soon but I for one think that Moss has been bitten by that magic “green collar baseball” bug and suddenly developed into as much power as he ever had shown he could be. I think this season could be even more of what he showed in limited quantities last season. It will be fun to watch.