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BILLY BEANE RUMORS & GOSSIP

A’s Immediate Future Murky in Wake of Recent Trades

View image | gettyimages.com Just in case there was any doubt, the Oakland A’s officially ruled out contention for the remainder of 2015.  General manager Billy Beane has traded pitchers Scott Kazmir, Tyler Clippard and utility player Ben Zobrist in return for five prospects; three of whom are at the Single-A level in the minor leagues, one at Double-A and one with major league...
Via TopSportsReport
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Beane on A's outlook: 'We need more young players' in system

Last season, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane went 'all-in', making a number of high-profile win-now trades hoping to ensure the A's of a successful October. It didn't happen, and the club lost then-No.1 prospect Addison Russell, recent Draft pick Billy McKinney and other promising prospects in what wound up being a failed effort to win a World Series. A year later,...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Beane on A's moves 'We need more young players'

Last season, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane went 'all-in', making a number of high-profile win-now trades hoping to ensure the A's a successful October. It didn't happen, and the club lost then-No.1 prospect Addison Russell, recent Draft pick Billy McKinney and other promising prospects in what wound up being a failed effort to win a World Series.A year later, Beane...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Beane on A's trade decisions: 'We need more young players'

Last season, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane went 'all-in', making a number of high-profile win-now trades hoping to ensure the A's a successful October. It didn't happen, and the club lost then-No.1 prospect Addison Russell, recent Draft pick Billy McKinney and other promising prospects in what wound up being a failed effort to win a World Series.A year later, Beane...
Via Fox Sports
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s News and Notes: Beane Makes Trades For the Future, Gray Shuts Out Dodgers

Just when you thought you’d gotten used to the Oakland A’s pattern of flipping prospects for major league-ready talent, Billy Beane just decided to switch things up again. With days to spare ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, the A’s have now completed swaps for all three of their expected trade chips. Scott Kazmir, Tyler Clippard, and Ben Zobrist were all impending free...
Via BaySportsNet
3 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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