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Why Moneyball May Finally Pay Off for Billy Beane in 2014

Photo by Eric Risberg/Associated Press/http://mashable.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   During the fall of 2011, one of my favorite sports movies of all-time hit the theatres. The movie was titled Moneyball and it summarized the baseball method of sabermetrics that Billy...
Via In The Neutral Zone
13 days ago  |  Discuss

So, Dave Dombrowski didn’t actually send smack talk to Billy Beane

Remember on Thursday I relayed a story from Jane Lee of MLB.com about Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski sending some good-natured smack talk to Athletics general manager Billy Beane? Awesome story, right? Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly go down as originally reported. According to Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press, it was actually Beane who sent a message to Dombrowski...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Beane And His Game Of Thrones

It has been clear for months that Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane is playing for keeps. From the onset of the December free-agent spree and well into the summer, he has changed the usual status quo that his measured, “Moneyball” famous approach has traditionally gone. Instead, he has set out as the most aggressive […] The post Billy Beane And His Game Of Thrones...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Beane, Dave Dombrowski exchange funny trade deadline texts

Two World Series contenders from the American League got even stronger on Thursday when the Oakland A’s landed Jon Lester and the Detroit Tigers traded for David Price. The A’s and Tigers have arguably the two best starting rotations in baseball now, and both of their general managers are well aware of that. Just before […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski texted Billy Beane after Tigers acquired David Price

Re: Price to Tigers, Beane "had a feeling it was going to happen." Dombrowski jokingly texted, "You have 1 minute to acquire Chris Sale" — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) August 1, 2014 This is how trade deadline day played out: Billy Beane’s A’s traded for Jon Lester. A few hours later, Dave Dombrowski raised them a David Price, and then apparently sent the above...
Via Detroit4lyfe
19 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
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

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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