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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 — 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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