Hitting For The Cycle: Stats, Prospects, And Les Expos

In our Hitting for the Cycle series, Craig MacHenry goes through the best of the best baseball writing for the past week – highlighting national stories while giving them some Nationals perspective. Single: Beane Counters by Jonah Keri (Grantland) This feature, which ran last week on the ESPN offshoot Grantland, was yet another biographical and analytical take on Billy...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The A's Want Ten More Years In The Coliseum

Home Sweet HomeOakland A's general manager Billy Beane and Owner Lew Wolff get the Jonah Keri interview treatment over at Grantland today, and while the piece is worth a read for any A's fan, the biggest surprise to me was the idea that Wolff wants to sign a 10-year extension to stay in the club's current digs, the 47-year-old multi-sport Coliseum. And while this seems...
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29 days ago  |  1 Comment

Oakland A’s: Four trades in 24-hours

The first week of December has been a busy one for Billy Beane and the rest of the Oakland A’s organization when it comes to trades and acquisitions. In 24-hours, Beane was able to acquired five players in four very strategic moves. Let’s recap what has happened and why the Athletics might be making these trades. Jim Johnson Monday was a day for pitching. The A’s traded infielder...
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Buyouts to play factor in coaching hot seat decisions

Its one of the best scenes in any sports movie: Oakland As general manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) is trying to get David Justice (portrayed by Stephen Bishop) to be a leader. No, Im not paying you seven (million dollars), Beane says in the scene. The Yankees are paying half your salary. Thats what the New York Yankees think of you. Theyre paying you three and a half million...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

With A’s in Playoff Contention Again, Beane’s Legend Continues to Grow

In just the snap of a finger, one major motion picture turned Billy Beane from talented general manager to a celebrity wonder. Interviews. Appearances. Lectures. All of these came as a result of the Brad Pitt-headlined “Moneyball” in 2011. Of course, something else happened besides the fame. Teams with talented GMs of their own began to catch up. When “Moneyball” came out...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Billy Beane Selling Longtime Danville, Calif. Home Purchased During Writing of ‘Moneyball’ (Photos)

A little more than 10 years ago, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane famously turned down a five-year, $13 million offer from the Boston Red Sox to become the team’s G.M. Had he accepted, it would have made Beane the best-compensated general manager in the history of organized sports at the time — but he turned it down. Don’t cry for Beane, however, it seems that...
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

New A's shortstop calls Beane 'sexy'

During his introductory presser, new A's shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima said he signed with Oakland because team GM "Billy Beane is extremely sexy and cool."

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December 19, 2012  |  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...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

A's, Beane proving everyone wrong

How do you like your vindication? Is eliminating a team with about three times your payroll good enough? How about overtaking the two-time defending American League champions, a team with more than twice your payroll? The Los Angeles Angels are vanquished. The Texas Rangers could be next. Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane is back in the postseason, back after many...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Billy Beane is a Front-Runner for Executive of the Year for Piecing Together Amazing A's (Video)

The Oakland A's don't have an impressive roster, but they do have an impressive record. Some of that credit goes to general manager Billy Beane. Oakland is on the brink of making the postseason, even after Beane traded several key players during the offseason. Somehow, the A's are winning games with players many haven't even heard of -- including a handful of former...
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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