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Fantasy Baseball Final: August 21st, 2015

There was a very interesting article about the dip in offensive statistics. In particular, walks are down considerably this year as compared to recent years and certainly since the last decade when offense was at its peak. Billy Beane cited capitalism but that’s just a fancy way of saying the sport goes through cycles. Teams increased their scouting efforts on finding pitching...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics look to play spoiler role

The 2015 season has been a disappointment for the Oakland Athletics. Following a heartbreaking wild card loss to the Royals in 2014, the A’s made questionable trades, and lost several All-Stars from the year before. With that being said, the A’s still were projected to compete for a playoff spot, and possibly a division title. Billy Beane Athletics’ General Manager...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Beane Compares Mets’ Staff To A’s

In an interview with Ken Davidoff of the NY Post, Athletics’ General Manager Billy Beane compared the Mets’ young pitchers to his star-studded rotation in Oakland during the early 2000′s. The A’s staff featured three top starters in Barry Zito, Mark Mulder and Tim Hudson, who carried the team to multiple playoff berths. “There’s definitely […]
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time to stop giving A’s GM Billy Beane the benefit of the doubt

Prior to their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, the Oakland Athletics traded super utility man Ben Zobrist to the Kansas City Royals. This came on the heels of the team moving starter Scott Kazmir and closer Tyler Clippard. In what amounts to a fire sale, the A’s received solid returns for Clippard and Zobrist while seemingly striking out in their bounty for...
Via Sportsnaut
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Dutch soccer club hires Billy Beane as an adviser

Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane will be doing some work with one of his other passions – soccer. Dutch club AZ Alkmaar of the Eredivisie has hired Beane as an adviser with an eye towards helping them compete in the top-rated Dutch league against competition like Ajax, Feyenoord, and PSV Eindhoven. The Guardian has some of the relevant quotes. Alkmaar’s general director Robert...
Via The Outside Corner
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick sends great 'Dumb and Dumber' tweet about A's

Josh Reddick just needed to have a little faith in his general manager. The Oakland Athletics have made some head-scratching moves this offseason, most notably trading their star, Josh Donaldson, to the Toronto Blue Jays on Nov. 28. Like the rest of the baseball world, Reddick was confused by the trade, but he took his doubt a step further and openly criticized his ballclub, stating...
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Remember all the speculation about Billy Beane possibly trading Josh Donaldson because of a conflict of personalities? It looks like we have confirmation that that was not the case. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi published a piece on Tuesday about how the Donaldson trade between the A’s and Blue Jays unfolded. The trade, which was announced on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 25, 2014  |  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
October 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...
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Samardzija Trade Increases Pressure on Billy Beane’s ‘Moneyball’ A’s to Cash In and ‘Win Now’

It was only a matter of time before former Cubs P Jeff Samardzija was to be dealt. Having recently refused to sign a contract extension with the Cubs, his days in the Windy City were numbered. All that was in question was his destination. Unexpectedly, the move happened well before July 31—on Friday night, to be exact—as the Oakland Athletics swooped in and nabbed both Samardzija...
Via The Sports Daily
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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