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Billy Beane

William Lamar Billy Beane III (born March 29, 1962) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current General Manager (GM) and minority owner of the Oakland Athletics.

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“Billy Beane says he plans on Jeff Samardzija being ace of staff next year” thank god
lol I wish but if you do the research it's definitely easier, why Billy Beane has so much success, eats &sleeps it
so what do you think the Billy Beane is going to pull out of his hat? trades,or possible FA
I thought that might be what you'd say. I just don't have that Billy Beane Jedi Mind Trick power.
jenn Yeah, but there's literally nothing in Oakland I want. Except maybe a job with Billy Beane
Trades could be how teams fill SS need. Billy Beane & A's always like to wheel & deal
nah. I don't see them giving them both up but who knows. We may have another Billy Beane in the making.
That was one great quote on Billy Beane by Michael Lewis on "Moneyball" novel.
Billy Beane might be stupid enough to 😂
Leadership Lessons from "Money Ball" - I wish we all followed Billy Beane's advice as we build our teams! ~
You're crazy if you don't think Billy Beane is at least considering Sean Rodriguez.
*** Billy Beane, quit rehiring people. I'm yer best option, buddy.
I'm like the billy beane of fantasy football cause I make crazy picks and trades but I don't win.
Actually, Billy Beane is notorious for not drafting Scott Boras clients.
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no way, Billy Beane is always running the mystery team
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Oakland As GM and the subject of Moneyball Billy Beane is joining our 13th Annual Spine Conference, are you?
¿Mariners buscando 1B? The phone number for Billy Beane is 1-555-I-COLLECT-1B, call him.
“Phil Jackson crossed with Billy Beane” will never not be funny.
‘When your enemy is making mistakes, do not interrupt him.’ —Billy Beane, in Moneyball
Even Billy Beane couldn't swing a deal like that.
"I hate losing, even more than I love to win!!!" - Billy Beane
Billy Beane at Remarkable what one man can do with such a limited MLB budget.
Cespedes, billy beane is an *** I hope he lands in our division so this trade bits billy beane in the AS!
craig mactavish is the billy beane of the NHL. except oakland makes the playoffs.
Former Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler will be first free agent Billy Beane has signed to deal that was 3+ years and had avg a…
“How could you not be romantic about Baseball?” Billy Beane 😏
Did the not learn anything from Billy Beane???
The one thing that is always constant, Billy Beane is working on something. When it actually comes to fruition is the mystery.
Report: Lester, Giants to meet next week The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval's departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with the World Series champions next week, a person with knowledge of the meeting said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no authorization to publicly disclose the meeting. San Francisco has need for a front-line starting pitcher and was expected to get busy in the free agent market after losing the slugging third baseman to the Boston Red Sox. Lester would join World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner to give the Giants two top left-handers at the top of their rotation. Lester, who turns 31 in January, was dealt by the Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline in July and helped the A's reach the playoffs for the third straight year before a 9-8, 12-inning loss to Kansas City in the AL wild-card game. Oakland General Manager Billy Beane said after the season he didn't think his club would have ...
I wouldn't count on billy beane trading Donaldson.
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If Lester leaves the A's Billy Beane had one of the worst years ever for a GM.
Mark Few and Billy Beane have something in common. Small sample size of post-season obscures sustained success.
I remember when no-one wanted Chris Pratt, that was until Billy Beane picked him up for the A's...
I don't see Billy Beane trading Shark. Esp. If we sign Lester which would mean we killed him on the trade
If anyone can take us past the first round, it's Barry zito. Billy Beane is gonna break the bank for that guy
If Lester comes back, I just kill myself if I'm Billy Beane. What an atrocious trade.
it's like first base from Billy Beane in the Moneyball movie
Meanwhile Billy Beane 1 more playoff exit away from getting fired
Can i leave work, go home to watch moneyball and wish i had billy beane's job?
possibly in all of sports is the brilliance and competitiveness of Billy Beane.
MtCarmelHS in San Diego: Billy Beane-GM as well as Eric Chavez-former & A's great!
Problem is, there aren't any tech companies with Billy Beane in their HR departments looking for people like me. So I go on, underemployed.
These days, I'm not a star programmer any more. I'm the former star that Billy Beane squeezes some use out of at the tail end of his career.
Why do I have the song Billy Beane's daughter sings in Moneyball stuck in my head?
in walks hey kind of an old school Billy Beane offense Donaldson had an MVP caliber Lineup discussion AL Central Our series looking a
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I'm interested to see which way the A's and Billy Beane decide to go. Could move Samardzija, Kazmir, maybe others, or could stand pat.
no Lester and no Cespedes. Red Sox front office outsmarted Billy Beane
Billy Beane really went all-out to win this year and traded much of OAK's future and lost. Frankly as an M's fan I love it.
Your 2012 sit-down with Billy Beane was the only mention of Dan Kantrovitz at so thanks for that :)
Drumbeat: much more on Billy Butler, incl. comments from Beane, Butler, Melvin, Donaldson, Reddick:
Billy beane just signs a bunch of white boys & gets rid of the Cubans nice
Just when Billy Beane had the upper hand on negotiations with a extension with Donaldson Seattle goes and overpays Seagar!
Not butting in at all. I have seen the rumors but Billy Beane hasnt made up his mind as to what to do w/ the
Im a bit late to this but its interesting to see that Billy Beane is interested in a career in football.
You have to think Billy Beane has kicked the tires on Nava
Billy Beane actually made the playoffs though.
that is why I am so frustrated as a Baseball fan with Billy Beane. Would love to see what A's could be with consistency.
Batter up! December 5th, tequila, dinner, prizes & Billy Beane is ALMOST here! Can you believe it?! A big...
I like did Billy Beane is in Cleveland and he's like "What are we doing here Mark?" "This is how we do business in Cleveland."
Red Sox are stacking up!! If they get Lester back they better thank billy beane for giving them cespedes!!
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So Mark Davis and Billy Beane have deep dark secrets and Khalif and Daric knows about em? Yeah, let's go with that. 😂😂😂
What place did Billy Beane get? "GM Dayton Moore finishes 2nd in MLB executive of year voting”
"Billy Beane today was seen laying Josh Reddick's contract on the counter at Whole Foods with a note 'free to a good home' attached."
If you remember in "Moneyball," Billy Beane traded Jeremy Giambi because he was mad and wanted to send a message
watch them pull a Billy Beane and trade Thompson lol
yes get rid of McGuire to hire Dusty Baker and Billy Beane
Two people who need to be fired. Billy Beane and Don Mattingly. Today.
Billy Beane is watching this and having Seth Rogen instead of Jonah Hill looking up numbers
Morning reflection on last night's game: Billy Beane is Frank Grimes and Ned Yost is Homer Simpson.
Chris Mad Dog Russo hit the nail on the head today! Umpire was awful, Yost was a moron, Announcers were a snorefest, Billy Beane screwed A's
Chris Russo saying Billy Beane shouldn't go into the HoF because the A's aren't good at clinching games. Lol.
The absolute BEST part of these wild card games is hearing all the morning after analysis. If you believe what you saw in ONE game last night the experts think Billy Beane should blow up the A's and fire Ned Yost.
If you tell Billy Beane his team would score 8 runs in a do-or-die game with Jon Lester on the mound, he's convinced it's his year.
Billy Beane you've become weak. Might as well rehire Art Howe now
Can someone photoshop Indiana Jones with the snakes, but make it Billy Beane saying "It had to be small ball..."?
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It's going to be Billy Beane vs. Dayton Moore, and the legitimacy of Moneyball will finally be decided once and for all.
A's GM Billy Beane tells The Game's Damon Bruce that "You can stack up our rotation against anybody."
A's GM Billy Beane tells 95.7 The Game's Damon Bruce that what's gone on lately has been "frustrating" and "mystifying."
why is he history? because upper management lives in the 90's and thinks Billy Beane and Bill James are hipster kids.
Funny, but Billy Beane's deadline deals got all the press, but Dan Duquette's moves ended up being more effective.
Hope Jon Daniels buys a big couch in October. Billy Beane may need a place to sit and watch the post-season.
John Gibbons was drafted right behind Billy Beane with back to back picks from the Mets.
"Dayton Moore is just like Billy Beane." Oops, wrong thread.
You could probably trade Hosmer for alot right now, too bad Moore doesn't have the balls to make a Billy Beane like trade.
Memo to Ben Cherington: Should Billy Beane call on Sunday,Major League Baseball's waiver trade deadline day, wondering if the Red Sox can try with all their might to sneak a certain Cuban slugger through, there’s only one retort: “No, you can’t have him back.”
Adam Dunn to the A's? Isn't Adam Dunn the type of player Billy Beane wouldn't touch, ever? isn't he the anti-Scott Hatteberg?
you do realize that Billy Bean and Billy Beane are two different people?
Billy Beane: I'll give you $40 and a kettle corn if you pinch hit for Johnny Gomes. Me: Nope. Billy Beane: Oh come on!!! It's kettle corn!!!
Leadoff walk... Bunt on the first pitch. This team man. Billy Beane wasn't wrong.
Billy Beane surprises our incoming full-time MBA class.
Billy Beane & Sandy Alderson talking to school about how technology is effecting sports. http:…
Billy Beane is showing Sandy Alderson what it is like to have a team that scores runs.
Amazing opportunity to hear Billy Beane and Sandy Alderson here at Haas today!
Billy Beane says that Eric Sogard can play SS to replace Lowrie, but says the team may look outside of the team as well for a replacement.
"Wenger runs Arsenal like he's going to be there for 100 years." Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane
Wow I'm going to follow in Bill James , Billy Beane , and Brian Kenny's methodology from now on … completely changed my views on baseball
Listened to Billy Beane talk with Dan le batard show yesterday. Would be legit to see a small market team like the A's win it all
Oakland’s Billy Beane added Jon Lester for his formidable rotation, Dave Dombrowski brought in a third Cy Young...
It's one thing to pretend to be the Oakland A's of & it's another thing to actually do it. Mike Burns is no Billy Beane.
"Billy Beane is a busy man. The A's have traded SP Tommy Milone to the Twins for OF Sam Fuld."
Billy Beane: It would have been challenging to sign Yoenis Cespedes long-term.
Found this video of Billy Beane out for a walk this evening. He's in the gray fedora.
A huge fan of now because he loves Billy Beane & he knows how to pronounce Cespedes
Billy Beane going for it THIS YEAR. Verlander,Scherzer,Price. Deep breath when facing Detroit going forward in 3-4 game series.
Billy Beane wants to win. Best GM in baseball.
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Who are MLB's best General Managers? SN's Jesse Spector ranks them 1-30. Find out where Billy Beane, Brian Cashman, Ned Colletti and the rest are on the list.
"I think he really believes the timing is right" - on why Billy Beane has been so active this year
That was a move right out of the Billy Beane playbook lol
I'm beginning to suspect that 's cat Lola ran away to talk Billy Beane into making a big trade.
True story...DD's gave Jackson a hug in the dugout then called his nemesis, Billy Beane, and told him he's got exactly sixty seconds to go ahead and trade for Chris Sale...love the gamesmanship developing between them and the A's!!!
I heard after he got Price he texted Billy Beane saying "you have 1 minute to acquire Chris Sale." That's a boss move
Will Billy Beane's deadline deals be enough to push the A's into the World Series? joins us right now
Dave Dombrowski sent some fun smack talk to Billy Beane after the David Price deal via
Have you learned ANYTHING from Billy Beane?!? GMDM - 'Nope'.
Drumbeat updated with comments from Billy Beane and other tidbits:
Hey, if anyone wants to help get trending, that would be cool, because that's what Billy Beane is: cool. And
Couple thoughts on today's trades. Think Billy Beane finally had the last screw pop. Cespedes is the heart of that lineup. Cant trade
Although I don't like the trade. I understand why Athletic's traded Cespedes for Lester. Billy Beane is going for it all.
I'm hoping the A's finally win one for Billy Beane so they can make Moneyball 2.
Here's my article on Vavel - Billy Beane Doubles Down On His All-In With the Athletics
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Here on the West Coast, the first cup of coffee hadn't even been brewed, yet alone ingested, when Billy Beane sent a triple-caffeinated bolt through the baseball world. He traded his young budding-star slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for pitcher Jon Lester and former A's outf
Billy Beane also mentioned that the front office and the coaching staff have yet to hear back about Coco's neck injury.
Gotta give it to Billy Beane the guy is going for it this year! Bold moves and hope he gets bold results.
This Dave Dombrowski vs. Billy Beane chess match has been something else.
Michael Baumann was genius today on Grantland writing about Billy Beane's trades:
If you missed A's GM Billy Beane on with he discussed the Cespedes/Lester trade in detail. Listen:
I think Billy Beane may have mistaken the A's for "ARIAN"!
We will provide notes from Billy Beane's EXCLUSIVE press conference in tonight's episode of DON'T MISS IT!!!
Billy Beane's brilliance vs. the Jays giving in.
just relaized A's GM Billy Beane did look at his promotional calendar---It says World Series towels Oct. 10-20, 2014
Billy Beane has either lost his mind, or we're seeing Moneyball 2 in the making.
That's it folks! Listen to for more details on the Billy Beane press conference @ 8PM PST!!!
We will have EXCLUSIVE notes from the Billy Beane press conference from earlier today! Tune in @ 8PM PST!
Billy Beane trading Cespedes for Lester is pretty YOLO of him.
It's pretty humorous to me that the detroit tigers faithful gave Austin Jackson a standing ovation after he was yanked in this afternoons game then quickly took to the airwaves to say some rather negative things about him and made it seem that they didn't want the door to him in the *** on his way out. Either way, Billy Beane and moneyball take the AL this year.
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A's haven't won a World Series since 1989. Billy Beane tired of being good enough to make post-season, not good enough …
Billy Beane jokes that he's a marketing department's worst nightmare.
Billy Beane is pure crazed right now, with the scent of a World Series title in his nostrils as never before. The pressure is on in Oakland.
BREAKING: Billy Beane has just traded John Boehner for Kim Jong Un.
Thanks to Moneyball, all I can envision is Billy Beane eating popcorn out of a coffee filter high fiving Jonah Hill during t…
Billy Beane's gone crazy and the Dodgers are just hanging out.
I would too. Don dombrowski just does some crazy things. Billy Beane thought he got the best of him with Lester…
Billy Beane doesn't care about next year. Or the year after that.
I agree with you , What Billy Beane should be Yankees GM
A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes: OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can ca...
Making an inventory of everything I own to make sure nothing got traded to Billy Beane.
Once again the biggest "star" on the Oakland A's is traded in advance of possible new contract time. Yes it's a move to make a big run this year and they won't keep Lester. Even though they score a lot I think they will have a big hole in the batting order with Cespedes gone. And whether it's intentional or subconscious Billy Beane has once again acted to say "I AM THE STAR OF THIS FRANCHISE, NOT ANYBODY ELSE! And they need to cut Hammel loose right away!
Billy Beane's aggressive trades for Jon Lester and Jeff Samardzija make it clear: The Oakland A's are going for it all in 2014. But will it work?
Billy Beane does it again.A's bullpen rotation is looking nasty.
Tigers got David Price for a box of popcorn. Billy Beane and the A's absolutely going hard for that illusive ring. Yanks make some subtle moves. Prado's not a stud but I like his versatility. Steven Drew couldn't be a worse fit than Kelly Johnson. Baltimore stood pat. Every National League team still look like push overs other than the Dodgers who have the bankroll to make a heavy salaried waiver scoop before September. Seattle made some nice little moves, Cano gets a speedy runner to driver in. Red Sox scoop Cespedes in a coup. *** of a trade deadline.
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What a dreadful, yet encouraging day for the Red Sox. I have been bemoaning the thought of trading Jon Lester and hoping that instead the two sides would work out a deal (while knowing that wasn't going to happen). While I am very disappointed and sad to see Lester go, I am happy that he might help the A's and Billy Beane "win the last game of the year." I do have to say I was more upset until I listened to some of Ben Cherington's press conference. Some might not like him, but his acceptance of responsibility for this season's failure, along with explaining the thought process and plans moving forward helped me come to terms with today's trades. Now, I hope the Sox at least make a serious attempt to bring Jon Lester back. Although I recognize it isn't likely to happen.
Here's the thing you need to understand about Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane: He simply does not care about next season. Or the one after that.
SFGate Thompson: Lester trade risky but worth it for A'sSan Jose Mercury NewsA's General Manager Billy Beane had already bet big on the now, shipping away his top prospect earlier this month. Thursday, he went all in. Pushed all his chips to the center of the table by giving up All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. And he did it basically ...Old-Fashioned Blockbusters Reshuffle RacePrice, Lester, Lackey traded in deadline flurryIn wake of trades, what are Red Sox up to? - -
A's GM Billy Beane joined Damon to discuss every detail of the Cespedes/Lester trade. You can't miss this one.
Could you imagine if the Oakland A's DO NOT make it past the AL Division Series? The repercussion is huge after Billy Beane's trade. Cespedes will be missed.
Billy Beane just seems like a cool guy. Can I adopt him as my crazy wheelin' and dealin' uncle? Miscast of Brad Pitt, Beane's much cooler.
The A's make a big trade today and all of a sudden all the haters come out...true fans would see that Billy Beane is trying to get a ring on a poor man's budget, Lester is a proven post season pitcher, Cespedes was great and he will be missed, but he is not proven when it counts...I will trade two derby titles for a World Series title all day everyday...
Billy Beane would not confirm or deny if the A's offered Addison Russell to the Rays for David Price.
I wonder if Billy Beane would rather have Samardzija/Hammel or David Price and Addison Russell.
Billy Beane and Dombrowski just had the baseball version of a *** measuring contest.
David Dombrowski doing his best to one-up Billy Beane, take title of "Best GM with an alliterative name." Peter Parker still contending.
DD possibly getting Price is a big "we can play that game too" to Billy Beane and his 900 starting pitchers
If the Tiger's get David Price, I'll call Oakland's Billy Beane to say "Game, set and match".
That being said, this reminds me of when Billy Beane traded Carlos Pena just to get him away from Art Howe. Who knows.
Money trade for Moneyball. Billy Beane aims for a World Series win by acquiring Jon Lester in this deadline deal ->.
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GM Billy Beane on trading Yoenis Cespedes for Jon Lester: "Who needs offense when we're going to allow nega…
Also, Matheny wasn't playing Taveras everyday like he should so Mo pulled the move Billy Beane did to Art Howe in Moneyball.
Yoenis Cespedes traded to the Red Sox!?!? Are you kidding me. Billy Beane and I aren't friends right now.
Billy Beane sends message to O's, Angels, Tigers and Blue Jays. Go big or Go home
Billy Beane was tired of seeing Cespedes strike out so much without him getting on base.
I wonder if Billy Beane paid for Mills out of his own $$ and kept the profits after he sold him
You're looking for something undervalued to perform the same function, like Billy Beane did with Scott Cat-tree-berg.
Oh, snap. I did not remember that Robin Wright plays Billy Beane's ex-wife in "Moneyball." ...And now I want "House of Cards" back.
Kwame brown totally overachieved and had a great career. Sincerely Jamarcus Russell, Brian bosworth, Billy Beane, & Greg Oden
Billy Beane allegedly told Epstein "you're getting Barry Larkin" in reference to Addison Russel, who they got for Shark
"Technology will transform the social fabric of sport," writes Billy Beane for
"We certainly hope that this is the last year that we're obvious sellers at the trade deadline." How the bleep can Theo Epstein keep from bursting out in laughter making such a statement? The Cubs will be July sellers til who knows when... Billy Beane got Theo on this one big time folks... and today's 13-0 pounding... that's just the start folks... BTW... Go Cubs!
Big trade between the A's and Cubs. Cubs deal top of the rotation starters Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija for prospects Addison Russell(SS), Bill McKinney(OF) and Dan Straily. As usual, the media declares this a win and a good decision for the A's and Billy Beane. If the Yanks or any other team does this, it's a bad decision. The media is declaring this trade the move that puts the A's in the World Series with Detroit's Justin Verlander being quoted as saying the A's did it "because of us" as in they need top guns to go against the Tigers' top guns. Let me try to break this down and poke some holes in these theories.
no surprise that Billy Beane outsmarted Jim Hendry.
Billy Beane does it again! Great job picking up Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs. *** we had to give Addison Russell as part of it, but as myself and Bauce Man have said before on A's Fan Radio, in order to get talent, you have to give up talent.
Billy Beane wants it all this year. Welcome to Oakland, Jeff.
If Jed deals with Billy Beane, I will call for the rehiring of Jim Hendry
Billy Beane. John Henry. And the business. My column in Editor & Publisher.
Former Cy Young Award Winner Bob Welch Passes at 57   OAKLAND, Calif. – Bob Welch, a former Cy Young Award winner and the last Major League pitcher to win at least 25 games in a season, has passed away at the age of 57, the Oakland Athletics announced today.   Welch, a two-time All-Star who posted a 27-6 record as the Cy Young Award winner on the Athletics’ 1990 American League championship team, passed away in Seal Beach, Calif. last night.  Cause of death was unavailable.   “We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Bob Welch,” said A’s President Michael Crowley. “He was a legendary pitcher who enjoyed many of his best seasons with the Oakland A’s.  He will always be a significant part of our franchise’s history, and we mourn his loss.  We send our greatest sympathies to his family and friends.”   "This is a sad day for the entire A's organization,” said Billy Beane, the A’s vice president and General Manager. “Those of us who knew Bob as a teammate and a friend w ...
Could the A's deal for Utley? June, 9, 2014 Jun 9 8:09 AM ET By Doug Mittler | ESPN.com 30 4 Comments (6) Email Print The Oakland Athletics have the best record in the American League despite limited offensive pop at second base. Could California native Chase Utley fill that void as July 31 approaches? Oakland second baseman are hitting a league-low .218, so Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle asks whether GM Billy Beane could seek an upgrade over the combination of Eric Sogard, Nick Punto and Alberto Callaspo. Slusser cautions that a trade would be difficult since the A's won't part with their top prospect, shortstop Addison Russell, while other potential trade pieces, such as minor-league right-hander Raul Alcantara, are battling injuries. That brings us to Utley, who is enjoying a career revival at plate (.314/.371/.498) even though the Phillies are in last place in the National League East. Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro must decide whether it is time to break up his aging cast of vete ...
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Also why Billy Beane was "revolutionary." If you're different, you better be right or the old guard will run you out.
Remember how Billy Beane supposedly traded Carlos Pena so Art Howe couldn't play him? Alderson might need to same with EYJ for Collins.
Keynote speakers include Maria Shriver and Billy Beane of the Oakland As and takes place at the Hyatt Regency
Billy Beane/Brad Pitt pics just seem to tug at the heart strings.
I share a bday with Cy Young and Billy Beane!! (top THAT) jk HAPPY bday!
However, baseball managers; especially in the AL are massively overrated. Just ask Billy Beane
"It's hard not to be romantic about baseball" -Billy Beane
Playoffs are a crapshoot. Like Billy Beane said, you plan for the regular season and then just let the chips fall in October.
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Our only chance is to do what billy beane would tell us. See more pitches and get Fernandez out as soon as possible.
I have to admit, the Giants fans make it very hard to despise the ground upon which they walk when they line up on the BART train to genuflect at Billy Beane and tell me they want us to win the American League.
You sent the blog your stats questions and we answer them. First up, batting average on balls in play and the NHL's Billy Beane.
A's have Bob Melvin and Billy Beane. Two proven winners, leaders and great men to steer ship Hope Cal can be as successful
Thanks to and for the questions in this week's mailbag
Wheres Billy Beane to work the Selig and prospects for Silver trade?
Billy Beane subject of changed the way baseball was run. Hear him keynote
the reaction of the "old school" scouts when Billy Beane suggests players to replace Giambi/Damon is so great
Just listened to an amazing speech by Billy Beane. Beane is the GM for the Oakland A's and Brad Pitt portrayed...
Billy Beane speaking at the NSGA show. Amazing!
Listening to Billy Beane speak at our conference on Lessons for Life.
Batting average on balls in play and the NHL’s Billy Beane in this week’s mailbag
Who better to keynote Digital Disruption June event than subject of Billy Beane
Billy Beane, General Manager and subject of keynotes Digital Disruption.
Feel like Billy Beane today with my fantasy team. I have just cleaned house. 7 traded and 1 released.
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I'm money ball, Billy Beane in some skinny jeans.
Meanwhile, the A's have lost half of their rotation and have an AL best +42 run differential. Billy Beane is awesome.
my point is that the A's can produce gr8 players but they haven't won and point is to win. Billy Beane has yet to achieve that
AND He was out pitched tonight by a complete game shoutout! Unbelievable the Billy Beane As Baseball!
I'm gonna do a Billy Beane and not watch Game 7.
The world may not be ready for a true closer committee, but Billy Beane is. on A's bullpen experiment.
Billy beane might as well give him a job, because the own Yu Darvish
"I hate losing just as much as I hate winning and there is a difference" - Billy Beane
I got to hear Billy Beane speak last week.He was awesome!
Billy Beane is one of the greatest things to baseball. Analytics were re-defined by the aforementioned.
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you'd think the Rangers would have learned by watching Moneyball that Billy Beane wanted his team to make the pitcher work
Through five innings, the game is almost two hours old and the A's have worked the count to three balls (or more) 13 times out of 23 hitters. You happy now, Billy Beane?
Wow, I didn't imagine this happening. Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers doesn't make it out of the 4th inning, trailing the Oakland A's 4-0. I have never seen Darvish get chased this early (3 1/3 innings...shortest outing of his MLB career). Another thing about the A's is that Billy Beane always seems to manage to field a competitive team in spite of his small market payroll.
yeah, that Billy Beane guy must not know what he's doing.
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The As are nasty I really hope billy beane finally gets his World Series title
great job once again by billy beane. Math helps with regular season but *** the playoffs are tough to pass.
“you guys shhh Billy Beane is a vampire” O_o
Billy Beane had a really good year in 1984, actually
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A's, Beane recast closer role, to mixed results: Can Billy Beane take on conventional wisdom yet again?
Possibly OBP based steroids created by Billy Beane
Billy Beane "it's not hard to beat tell him Wash.". Ron Washington "It's incredibly hard."
"It's hard not to be romantic about baseball. This kind of thing, it's fun for the fans." -Billy Beane, "MoneyBall"
Noted big brained Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane announced plans to study the value of $2 bills. The Athletics are one of the most cash strapped teams in Major League Baseball, but have been...
“I hate losing more than I even want to win” - Billy Beane of & subject of will keynote
I agree with Billy Beane. Sport is better followed on the wireless, watching games just clouds your judgement.
Anybody headed to Park City for IS.Accelerate 2014? Just booked it & excited to hear my old Danville, CA neighbor Billy Beane
Yup. I never read Billy Beane to mean his teams couldn't win in playoffs, just that randomness overtakes design.
Call me a Billy Beane fanboy if you want, but it does concern me that the Tigers aren't walking, 4th fewest base on balls in baseball
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can you short your offerings? If you can, Billy Beane will murder this market
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Fact. Baseball and boxing are the best subjects. "How can you not be romantic about baseball? -Billy Beane"
Time is running out! Join us for the 28th annual WIN Lecture Series Dinner on Friday, May 16 to hear keynote speaker Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland Athletics and subject of the best selling book and 2011 hit movie Moneyball. Billy Beane’s revolutionary strategies led the Oakland Athletics to six American League West titles since 2000 using his Moneyball philosophy to increase efficiency, profitability, and effective management across numerous organizations and industries. Join us at the Atlantis Casino on May 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for an energizing and entertaining evening. Ticket information and pricing can be found at Proceeds support WIN’s breakfast meeting program and the WIN scholarship fund.
Billy Beane as a young Brad Pitt? What a random anecdote on the back, too!
Uh oh Oakland A's. You better hope the Anaheim Angels don't figure out how to pitch cause if they do, you guys are done in the division. If that happens Billy Beane is breaking that team up and moving you boys out of Oakland. Albert pujols looking like Albert pujols of old
Honestly, unless you're hiring Billy Beane or Gregg Popovich, I couldn't care less about executive/coach hires. Begins & ends with players.
A's GM Billy Beane says Sonny Gray is "just like Tim Hudson."
It's not the first time you've heard the comparison, but Billy Beane says Sonny Gray reminds him of Tim Hudson more and more everyday.
Woot, first win of 2014 is in the books! Spectacular job by Scott Kazmir. What a great pickup by Billy Beane.
Though if you wanna find Moneyball 2.0 before everyone knows about them, the Astros have like Billy Beane to the extreme
Moneyball: The character of Billy Beane, played by actor Brad Pitt, is portrayed as divorced, but in reality he had remarr…
Brad Pitt, Actor: Inglourious Basterds. An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winning actor Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). But his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rust...
Sandy Alderson wasn't afraid of stat guys as A's GM in baseball all those years ago. Neither was Billy Beane.
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who of these 5 would you remove for Lou: RC Buford, Ken Holland, Stan Bowman, Bill Belichick, Billy Beane?
Has Moneyball Worked at Liverpool? By Jon Eastwood Moneyball originated from Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A’s baseball team. The Oakland A’s lost three of their star players and they did not have the money to compete with the bigger teams in the league such as the New York Yankees. In a football sense it could compare to Liverpool trying to compete with Manchester City on a financial basis. The reason Liverpool are trying to use the moneyball system is because John W.Henry (the Liverpool Owner) is a huge fan of this system and has introduced it to the Boston Red Sox, another team he owns. The moneyball system looks at players in a different way and uses a sabermetric analysis. Sabermetric analysis looks at the statistics of the player. This system will ask objective questions, such as who is the best offensive player in the Premier League. The common answer to this could be the leading strikers are Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero or Robin Van Persie. But the sabermetric answer would be Leigh ...
Billy Beane is the Steve Jobs of baseball
Michael Morse shows off power in workout (and Billy Beane nods affirmatively):
“Lew Wolff & Billy Beane the devil and the angel
ironic, when he played for billy beane's A's
I wish we could see what Billy Beane could do as an NBA GM.
Lew Wolff and Billy Beane made an appearance at A's spring training today...
Thumbs up to my man up in the sixers front office . Sammy Hinke- The Billy Beane of basketball
Billy Beane and Lew Wolf enjoying the sunshine as they watch their team practice.
I am convinced that we will never be prepared to live until we are prepared to die. Billy Graham, The Heaven Answer Bo…
Will we grieve for lost loved ones when we are in Heaven? In God's glorious presence, all our concerns & griefs will b…
I hate losing more than I even wanna win - Billy Beane "Moneyball"
Fantasy Baseball brings out the Billy Beane in me!
Sandy's grandson Billy Beane wont be happy abt this podcast.
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C'mon let's make some Billy Beane moves and get this ball rolling!
That comes down to org culture & willingness to try new approaches. Every org needs a "Billy Beane" type to push it through.
Measure like Billy Beane and become an
Andy Dwyer was Scott Hatteberg in another life which basically makes Dennis Lindsey Billy Beane!
Billy Beane: Would you rather get one shot in the head or five in the chest and bleed to death?
"None of this matters if we don't win the last game of the year. It won't mean a thing. They will dismiss us." - Billy Beane
*** Billy Beane took Addison Russell and left Sandy Alderson with Gavin Cecchini.
Parenthood: GM Billy Beane on trying to put his twin daughters to bed Wednesday night: "It's easier to find a fifth starter."
We need one more member to complete my Fantasy Baseball Keeper League "Gotta Keep 'Em All". It is a 1+ year commitment (hence keeper league). Points based scoring system. Must be a cool person or Billy Beane, all other applicants can shove it. Message me for details.
I once sat next to the real Billy Beane at a minor league game...
ranks preseason No. 5 (though they still seem like Billy Beane's mechanical turk to us fans, too).
A's GM Billy Beane told he knew they had to be aggressive in bidding for Punto since the Dodgers probably wanted him back
Billy Beane: Baseball executive who molded the Oakland A's into one of baseball’s most consistent achievers.
Progressive and talented professional baseball executive Billy Beane molded the Oakland Athletics into one of baseball’s most consistent achievers since taking over as General Manager following the 1997 season.
My Econ professor is a dead ringer for Billy Beane.
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I made one decision in my life based on $$ and I swore I'd never do it ever again - Billy Beane
In case you missed what Billy Beane said about his pursuit of last night on
rumor has it Billy Beane's first act as an asst GM was trying to convince the A's to draft Julia Roberts
Billy Beane's remark about was that he has his own issues to deal with...like sewage, apparently, in the Coliseum.
Buried in this discussion: How has JD escaped criticism for being SEVERELY out-GM'd by cash-poor Billy Beane last 2 seasons?
best move Knicks could make is reach out to Billy Beane and see if he can work his magic in the NBA
"I pay you to get on first, not get thrown out at second." -Billy Beane
"The real question is: Do they get on base?"- Billy Beane
I feel bad for Billy Beane... Someone ask me why...
How much does Billy Beane respect Frank Thomas? The name of the Oakland A's fantasy football league is The Big Hurt Fan Club.
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