Category Archives: A’s

Shouldn’t the Rays Just Let Yunel Escobar Go?

 We’re past the non-waiver trade deadline in MLB and into the portion of the season where teams put all of their players on revocable waivers (just to see whether anyone clears – and of course, many large contracts will clear) … Continue reading

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Cubs, A’s, Addison Russell and Billy Beane

The first big deal of the MLB Trade Deadline season went down last night – Ken Rosenthal and other reporting that the A’s acquired both Jeff Samardzija  and Jason Hammel from the Cubs in exchange for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney … Continue reading

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Billy Beane at it Again

Moneyball (the Movie) arrives on Friday, with Brad Pitt cast as leading man Billy Beane and Jonah Hill as Paul DePodesta.  Given the Moneyball was written about a small market team exploiting inefficiencies in the marketplace, I would think the … Continue reading

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Billy Beane — Supergenius?

Billy Beane’s genius has gone unquestioned since the publication of Moneyball in 2003.  Unfortunately, since then the A’s have seen the postseason only once (a division championship in 2006), a fact often attributed solely to the A’s limited financial resources. … Continue reading

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