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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Articles tagged: Billy Beane

Report: Billy Beane and Josh Donaldson were ‘at war’

The Oakland A’s decision to trade Josh Donaldson this offseason came as a shocker, even by Billy Beane standards. Donaldson has been the A’s best player and was an MVP candidate the past two years. Why would the team be motivated to deal him? Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller says that a personal issue between Beane…Read More

Billy Beane, Dave Dombrowski exchange funny trade deadline texts

Two World Series contenders from the American League got even stronger on Thursday when the Oakland A’s landed Jon Lester and the Detroit Tigers traded for David Price. The A’s and Tigers have arguably the two best starting rotations in baseball now, and both of their general managers are well aware of that. Just before…Read More

Jose Canseco Watches ‘Moneyball,’ Begs Billy Beane for Chance to DH

Watch out world: Jose Canseco wants to play in the big leagues again.  Apparently that’s what happens when someone like him gets their hands on the movie Moneyball.  According to his Twitter account, Canseco watched the movie for the first time on Sunday night.  In the process, he developed a man crush for Billy Beane…Read More

Billy Beane May be Interested in Cubs Job

It’s peculiar the way timing works. Moneyball the movie is finally coming out in theaters next month, eight years after the book was released and five years since the A’s were any good. The movie’s premise is completely outdated and the mystique of Billy Beane’s A’s has worn off. Maybe the rest of baseball has…Read More

Why Would the A’s Acquire Matt Holliday?

The answer to that question should be pretty self-explanatory: the guy’s a damn good player. Matt Holliday’s an All-Star, an MVP candidate. He’s going to help any lineup in which he’s hitting. He’s going to play good defense in left field and even steal you a good amount of bases. And for his extraordinary skills,…Read More

In Billy Beane, the A’s Should Trust

I learned my lesson (for the 82nd time) this year, that you can never underestimate Billy Beane. After he traded away Dan Haren and Nick Swisher leading into the season, I said the A’s had conceded 2008. They’re happily in 2nd place in the AL West, well over .500. What the **** do I know….Read More

Billy Beane Taking His Genius to Soccer?

I doubted Billy Beane back in January after he traded Haren and Swisher saying the A’s had conceded the season. I learned my lesson. So when I read that Beane has become an avid soccer fan, which apparently has been ongoing for a few years, I became pretty concerned that he might lose his focus….Read More

The Oakland A’s Have Conceded 2008

Which makes me quite pleased as an Angels fan. As I told my buddy Alan today, this could be the year they finish at the bottom of the division. It’s looking like they’ll be behind Texas in the standings — how crazy is that? The A’s have broken off two of their most valuable parts…Read More

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