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Red Sox Hire Chili Davis

This man is coming to save our offense. The Red Sox and A’s continued their longstanding bromance/resource-sharing/trading/philosophy mirroring history when they hired Chili Davis as their new hitting coach. This, following the Red Sox famed wooing of Billy Beane, trading for Yoenis Cespedes, seeing former Red Sox farmhands win division after division there in Oakland, and watching...
Via Fire Brand AL
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Billy Beane Defends Jon Lester Trade, Says A’s Don’t Make Playoffs Without Him

Despite ample criticism, Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane doesn’t regret his blockbuster trade deadline deal. With Lester on the hill, the A’s fell to the Royals, 8-7, in a 12-inning thriller in the American League Wild Card game Tuesday. As a result, Beane took heat for the blockbuster trade that brought the left-hander to Oakland, but he sticks by the move. “Simply...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Beane defends trades after Athletics postseason exit

Athletics general manager Billy Beane is adamant that Oakland would not have made the postseason without him making both of his blockbuster trades in July. The A’s added Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel and Jon Lester, but had to give up Yoenis Cespedes and their two best prospects, Addison Russell and Billy McKinney. “Simply put, if we don’t have Jon Lester, I don’t think...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Depressed Billy Beane Drinks a Case of Beer with the Most Efficient Alcohol-to-Cost Ratio

Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane took his team’s latest postseason elimination hard, pounding bottles of Dogfish Head World Wide Stout into the wee hours to drown his sorrows.  The beer, which boasts a 15-20% alcohol by volume and sells for just $9 a bottle, was selected by Beane after extensive research on what brew […] The post Depressed Billy Beane Drinks a Case...
Via Sports Pickle
19 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

The Oakland Athletics are coming off yet another heart-breaking postseason exit, this time at the hands of the Kansas City Royals in an amazing extra-inning Wild Card game loss on Tuesday night. For a team that had expectations to win the World Series throughout the vast majority of the year, the 2014 season has to be nothing less than a downright failure for the team. This is only...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The fading Oakland A’s

Once upon a time, the Oakland A’s held the AL West lead for a total of 119 days this season. Now they are battling for a Wild Card spot and have a 4-11 record for September. The Oakland A’s were once postseason favorites and now fans are worried that they will not make the postseason at all. With the team unraveling at the seams, it is as though nothing can save them from utter...
Via isportsweb.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers GM Sends Billy Beane Funny Text After Acquiring David Price

Who said friendly one-upmanship was gone from the game of baseball? Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane acquired Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox in a deal that included Yoenis Cespedes on Thursday morning. At that time, most of us figured Beane had pulled off the two biggest trades of the season (A’s also acquired Jeff Samardzija in early July).  Unfortunately for...
Via Sportsnaut
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Analyzing the Jon Lester trade

Wow. The Oakland A’s made trade headlines once again. Many thought that the Athletics-Chicago Cubs trade was the blockbuster trade of the season. But General Manager Billy Beane has done it again and completed an even bigger move. With less than 12 hours before the trade deadline, the Oakland A’s traded All-Star and two time Home Run Derby Champion Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive...
Via isportsweb.com
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: second base edition

Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane recently told Jim Bowden of ESPN’s “GM’s Office” video blog that the he hopes the team is still active in the trade market prior to the July 31 deadline but what move could be made to make a already deep team, deeper? The Oakland A’s might have one of the league’s most potent offenses so far this season but they have gotten little...
Via isportsweb.com
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hiroyuki Nakajima signed with A’s because Billy Beane is ‘sexy and cool’

Your browser does not support iframes. The Oakland A’s didn’t just get a shortstop when they signed Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima, they also got a comedian. Nakajima was introduced by the A’s on Tuesday, and the shortstop was full of jokes (either that or he has one clever interpreter). Nakajima busted up the room when he was asked why he signed with the A’s and said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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