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An American travels to Barnet to experience club’s promotion to Football League

Since my favorite team Tottenham Hotspur were away to Southampton this weekend, I decided to look elsewhere for my weekend soccer adventure. Since the two promotion chasing Championship sides (Watford and Brentford) were playing away from home, I decided to think outside the box. As it turned out, the team that is geographically closest to where I live in London, Barnet F.C., were...
Via World Soccer Talk
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Desperately Need Sean Doolittle to Return

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Sean Doolittle winds up in a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) For all the criticism Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics receive for those unconventional, inexplicably effective practices, critics and fans can usually agree on one thing: Oakland’s bullpen...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Answer Back in Anaheim

There were many moves Athletics general manager Billy Beane made in the off-season  that had several fans and members of the media scratching their heads. The head scratching continued during opening week, when the Athletics would come out and score a barrage of runs one game, then give up a barrage of the next. This trend continued Wednesday night. Following a 13 run victory on...
Via BaySportsNet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Addison’s Moonlighting At 2nd Shepherds Him To Majors

Addison Russell was playing some some 2nd base in Triple-A yesterday, minding his own business, when the Cubs management heard something they didn't like, five full minutes of non-Cubs prospect talk on sports radio. Four minutes is not cool, but five? Nuh-uh, they said, as they wagged their finger. So, the Cubs called him up, and plan to send down Arismendy Alcantara. This offseason...
Via Razzball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

No Downside to Cody Ross Acquisition

Billy Beane just has a knack for snagging quality contributors off the scrap heap. The Oakland Athletics Vice President and General Manager just might have done it again. #Athletics agree to terms with free agent outfielder Cody Ross. — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) April 8, 2015 Then again, maybe not. Cody Ross hasn’t been consistently healthy since 2012. Over the past two...
Via BaySportsNet
19 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks; Behind the Numbers

With the Sharks season down to it’s final two games, Sharks fans are preparing for a long summer without playoff hockey for the first time in a decade. If any of you have ever seen the movie Moneyball, you might remember a scene where while on the team charter, David Justice asks Jonah Hill’s character why soda cost $1 in the clubhouse. He responds that Billy Beane likes to keep...
Via BaySportsNet
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Hope Big Offseason Moves Pay Off Soon

Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Brandon Moss #37 and Coco Crisp after an interleague game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) At last year’s trade deadline, Billy Beane risked the future of the Oakland Athletics in order to win in 2014, a strategy that he had been hesitant to employ in past years. Now, with a decimated...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

After offseason of change, new-look A's expect to contend

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics topped even their most trade-happy of days by making nine swaps involving 27 players in a wild offseason for Billy Beane and his front-office mates. As far as Beane is concerned, the A's wouldn't have even had a chance to close the gap on the reigning AL West champion Los Angeles Angels without a major offseason overhaul. Even if that meant...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Beane Gave Zito a Shot Because He ‘Deserves It’

Billy Beane did Barry Zito a solid. As the Oakland Athletics Vice President and General Manager told Damon Bruce on 95.7 The Game, he brought Zito into camp because the vet “deserves it.” “So, bringing him in was first about giving him an opportunity—I’d spoken to him last year when he’d decided to take a year off and I knew he might do it—give him an opportunity because...
Via BaySportsNet
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Royals Way: Speed, defense and a top-notch bullpen

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The first thing Dayton Moore makes clear is that he never set out to change how baseball clubs are built. He simply wanted to win games, something the Kansas City Royals had repeatedly failed to do for nearly three decades. Never once did Moore think he'd become the next Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics' general manager whose use of advanced statistics revolutionized...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s Will Laugh Off Doubters in 2015

The Oakland A’s are often doubted by anyone who isn’t a loyal fan of the team. Most years, this doubt is proven to be foolish. Sonny Gray will be a big part of that Oakland mojo. (Mandatory Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The Oakland A’s are doubted nearly every year. From criticism of Billy Beane to jokes about the modest O.co Coliseum, it seems that non-fans of...
Via The Sports Journal
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s to Hold Pride Night

It’s no secret how The Hall of Very Good feels about Glenn Burke.  Last year we unveiled an award in his namesake and have written multiple articles and stories to try and bring his story to light.  So when I saw the following announcement on the Oakland A’s website, I couldn’t help but feel some serious…feels. On June 17th, The Oakland A’s will be celebrating the LGBT...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

After offseason of change, new-look A's expect to contend

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics topped even their most trade-happy of days by making nine swaps involving 27 players in a wild offseason for Billy Beane and his front-office mates. As far as Beane is concerned, the A's wouldn't have even had a chance to close the gap on the reigning AL West champion Los Angeles Angels without a major offseason overhaul. Even if that meant...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

AZ Alkmaar hire Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane as club advisor

Billy Beane has maintained an interest in soccer for years and he now is set to take his first steps as a professional administrator in the global game. Beane joined AZ Alkmaar in an advisory role, the Dutch Eredivisie (first division) club announced Wednesday. Beane, who serves as the general manager of Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics by day, will advise AZ in “areas...
Via Fox Sports
March 19, 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 Bloguin Best
March 18, 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

Oakland A's GM Beane joins Dutch soccer club as adviser

AMSTERDAM (AP) Dutch soccer club AZ Alkmaar says it has hired the Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane as an adviser. Alkmaar says in a statement on its website that Beane will provide advice ''in the areas of high performance and innovation'', with the aim of closing the gap on big-spending clubs in the Dutch league. Alkmaar's general director is Robert Eenhoorn, who played...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Oakland Athletics

Every winter, we always get one or two “What the hell is Beane doing?” moments. This offseason, we had even more of those. In selling off key pieces of what has been a playoff team for three consecutive years, Billy Beane raised no shortage of eyebrows. Some questioned if he was already punting the year and setting up for the future. But even in moving key players such as Josh...
Via Bloguin Best
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Oakland Athletics

Every winter, we always get one or two “What the hell is Beane doing?” moments. This offseason, we had even more of those. In selling off key pieces of what has been a playoff team for three consecutive years, Billy Beane raised no shortage of eyebrows. Some questioned if he was already punting the year and setting up for the future. But even in moving key players such as Josh...
Via The Outside Corner
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Next move may be as important as last ones for Padres, Preller

Something Athletics general manager Billy Beane said the other day got me thinking about A.J. Preller and the Padres. “If one of these (trades) doesn’t work, we’ll make another one because that’s what we do,” Beane said at the Athletics’ FanFest. “We’re not going to wait around.” Those should be words to live by for Preller, the Padres’ frenzied first-year GM...
Via Fox Sports
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Potential underdogs in the race to sign Yoan Moncada

Yoan Moncada In 2012, the Oakland A’s decided to make a big move for an above-average player and signed Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a 4-year, $36 million dollar contract. Now, the Athletics are once again looking at Cuban baseball players hoping to bring one back to the Bay Area for the 2015 season. Even though the Oakland A’™s have been more closely tied with free...
Via isportsweb.com
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s & Nashville Sounds 2015 Roster Outlook

GM Billy Beane was a busy boy this offseason For the moment, as we sit here perched on the precipice of February, let’s go out on a limb and assume that the majority of the A’s offseason work is now finally done – which is never an entirely safe bet with general manager Billy Beane at the helm. But considering the massive amount of roster turnover and the vast number of new...
Via Athletics Farm
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The five best and five worst GMs in baseball

What makes a general manager a “good” general manager? Is it a willingness to take risks? An emphasis on sabermetrics? Or the discipline to hold the line, be patient, and trust a process? It could be any of those things; conversely, all of those things can also make a GM a “bad” one. It’s a fine line to walk. With that in mind, who are some of the best and worst GM’s...
Via The Outside Corner
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: The Oakland Trade Machine

Last week was all about the Hall of Fame, but this week has given us plenty to discuss and dissect. Oakland is on pace to make about 132 trades, arbitration numbers are starting to roll in, and teams are finding inexpensive deals for decent talent. Last but not least, however, one team’s specific “claim to fame” this offseason is that their dog won an award. Not only that...
Via The Sports Post
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

A's trade Yunel Escobar to Nationals for Tyler Clippard

Apparently, the Oakland Athletics think Marcus Semien can be their starting shortstop after all. OK, that’s burying the lede a bit. Just days after acquiring Yunel Escobar from the Rays, general manager Billy Beane flipped the shortstop to the Nationals, reportedly in exchange for reliever Tyler Clippard. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman was the first to report Escobar had been dealt...
Via The Outside Corner
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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