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The theory of moneyball is that a team can be successful without spending hundreds of millions of dollars. The Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane made that well known. We all know that on-base percentage and slugging percentage are king instead of stolen bases, runs batted in and batting average.
Jest.com put together the anti-Moneyball - the Yankees version. Hilarious portrayal of Yankees GM Brian Cashman.
That $5 million in Derek Jeter bobbleheads may have been undershooting it a bit.
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Thanks to the "Moneyball" book and movie, we all know what Brad Pitt Billy Beane did when handcuffed to the shoestring budget of the Oakland Athletics.
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Billy Beane says he's staying in Oakland, that he's expecting to hear soon from Major League Baseball on the San Jose/stadium issue, and all of that sounds great - until it isn't. What if no word is imminent, as a...
By Chuck Richter - AngelsWin.com Executive Editor
If it seems as though every time there is a General Manager opening in one of baseball’s larger markets the names Billy Beane and Theo Epstein are tied to those jobs, it’s because they are.
With the resignation (firing) of Tony Reagins, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, their 3 million fans and deep-pocketed owner Arte Moreno...
Easily the A's MVP, Josh Willingham can now win more than an in-house honor, as he has been recognized as a candidate for this year's American League Hank Aaron Award. Fans can begin voting for the award on MLB.com on Sept. 29.
Third-base coach Chip Hale leaves for Oakland Athletics
At least one division series per league is going to a full five games this year, with the first elimination game taking place in the Bronx tomorrow night. Here are some links to read in the meantime...
A's GM Billy Beane and MLB.com's Peter Gammons reflect on the decision Beane made in 2002, when he nearly joined the Red Sox before realizing he wanted to remain in Oakland...