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BILLY BEANE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Playing Moneyball In Toronto?

from Kavitha A. Davidson at Bloomberg View, After missing the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons, the Toronto Maple Leafs think it's time for a different approach. And the success of the Oakland A's this season should give them hope. The Leafs have fired assistant general managers Dave Poulin and Claude Loiselle, replacing both with "boy wonder"...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Billy Beane Scouting Report From 1985: ‘Impressive. Could Be A Good One’

The American League West-leading Oakland A’s arrived at the 2014 all-star break with a record of 59-36 — baseball’s best mark. Seamheads will…
Via Busted Coverage
10 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics: Billy Beane’s Approach

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Something strange is happening. Billy Beane is going against traditional sabermetric dogma by trying to win the championship that has eluded him and his franchise since he took over in the late 90s. Over the weekend, Beane and his team traded three top prospects to the Chicago Cubs for starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Beane has been...
Via The Sideline
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Beane Expects Tech-Driven Sports Revolution

This is some pretty deep stuff from Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, who went out there earlier this month and acquired two top-of-the-rotation starting pitchers for the best team in baseball. Beane is well-known around baseball as a genius. And his most recent piece of advice/work gives us a deeper understanding of how his mind works and where the sports world might...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Pick 2015 Watch Begins

It was fun while it lasted, a 4-game win streak and a run of 18-13 since May 30th had visions of Cubs' relevance dancing in my head. But then TheJedi receivedt the the quality and depth of prospects they hoped for from Billy Beane and that Cubs 2014 ballon deflated and whizzed off into the darkness. Don't get me wrong, it's not that they really had a chance of doing much...
Via Cub Reporter
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s making money ball look easy

With the best record in Major League Baseball and their sites set on their third straight AL West championship, the Oakland A’s are now making money ball look easy. Make no mistake though, money ball is an not easy thing to pull off. The A’s front office, led by General Manager Billy Beane have made all the right moves to keep the team at the the top of the division, even while...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
NOT LOST IN TRANSLATION

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."

Via Beer Mug Sports
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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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