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BILLY BEANE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Next few weeks may determine Beane's trading plans for A's roster

Oakland Athletics fans had a scare on Tuesday morning when ace Sonny Gray was scratched from his scheduled start against the Colorado Rockies. Within the roughly 15-minute span between news trickling out on Twitter of the scratch and the eventual explanation (he has the flu), fans feared the worst: had Billy Beane traded Gray to a contender for a package of prospects? To most fan...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suddenly, Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane is not looking so bad for the Josh Donaldson trade

Maybe we all should have given Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane the benefit of the doubt. After all, how many Major League GMs have had a movie made about them? Beane took considerable heat for trading third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays this offseason for third baseman Brett Lawrie and pitcher Kendall Graveman, as well as two other minor leaguers in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Beane discusses likelihood of A's becoming 'sellers' at trade deadline

The Oakland Athletics have been playing well lately, taking 3/4 from the New York Yankees and sweeping the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.  That recent hot play, which ended with the club dropping the first two games at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox this weekend, gave some a glimpse into what the team 'could be' if it was able to play at a more consistent clip than it...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Going the Other Way – Billy Bean

No, not Billy Beane. Today’s Book Club is a bit of a throw back as we feature Going the Other Way: An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball by Billy Bean with Chris Bull from 2003. While the story is a bit old, it never really made the mainstream at the time, but it has been more recently as Bean was named MLB ambassador for inclusion prior to the 2015 season...
Via Burning River Baseball
May 28, 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

Josh Reddick sends great 'Dumb and Dumber' tweet about A's

Josh Reddick just needed to have a little faith in his general manager. The Oakland Athletics have made some head-scratching moves this offseason, most notably trading their star, Josh Donaldson, to the Toronto Blue Jays on Nov. 28. Like the rest of the baseball world, Reddick was confused by the trade, but he took his doubt a step further and openly criticized his ballclub, stating...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Remember all the speculation about Billy Beane possibly trading Josh Donaldson because of a conflict of personalities? It looks like we have confirmation that that was not the case. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi published a piece on Tuesday about how the Donaldson trade between the A’s and Blue Jays unfolded. The trade, which was announced on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

The Oakland Athletics are coming off yet another heart-breaking postseason exit, this time at the hands of the Kansas City Royals in an amazing extra-inning Wild Card game loss on Tuesday night. For a team that had expectations to win the World Series throughout the vast majority of the year, the 2014 season has to be nothing less than a downright failure for the team. This is only...
Via Sportsnaut
October 01, 2014  |  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
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