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  1. Exploring the Australia Effect on 2014

    Mark Saxon

    One of the great mysteries and nagging worries for the Dodgers all spring has been this: What will playing their first two games 7,500 miles from home do to the rest of their season? It may not be a logistical nightmare, but it's certainly a chall...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  2. How the Oakland Athletics built a winner

    Ramona Shelburne

    The Oakland Athletics have won the AL West two years running despite having a paltry payroll in a division loaded with baseball's nouveau riche, a decrepit stadium and a dwindling fan base.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2013
  3. Oakland Athletics success due to player chemistry not metrics -- ...

    Sam Miller

    In ESPN The Magazine's Bay Area Issue, Baseball Prospectus' Sam Miller analyzes team chemistry, how it can actually be measured, and how it deserves much of the credit for the Oakland Athletics' surprising success over the past two seasons.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  4. Strasburg's ceiling, second-half storylines

    Buster Olney

    The other day in the visitors dugout in Boston, Alex Rodriguez talked about how much he looked forward to a breather for a few days, to spend time with his daughters at a lake house. Somewhere out on an Oregon river, Billy Beane has been fly fishing,...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  5. How Washington Nationals will use Stephen Strasburg tops second-h...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney looks ahead to the biggest storylines in the second half of the baseball season. Will the Nationals really stick to their innings limit for Stephen Strasburg? Can the Pirates keep their momentum going? Those and more.

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2012
  6. Oakland A's avoid 'rebuilding' label, like Manny Ramirez addition...

    Manny Ramirez is expected to join Oakland at its spring training facility on Friday, yet another part of the Athletics' offseason overhaul.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  7. Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane could have other job options if ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the Oakland A's are close to signing GM Billy Beane through the 2019 season, Beane's future in Oakland isn't crystal clear. If the club's future remains in doubt, Beane likely would have other job offers to choose from.

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  8. Oakland A's agree to extend Billy Beane through 2019 season

    Billy Beane is planning to stay in the Bay Area for the long haul.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  9. How the Gio trade went down

    Jim Bowden

    All week, the word around the campfire was that the Oakland Athletics were going to trade left-hander Gio Gonzalez. And sure enough, general manager Billy Beane pulled the trigger Thursday, sending the 26-year-old to the Washington Nationals, along w...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  10. Theo Epstein should be held accountable for the Red Sox collapse

    Howard Bryant

    It's time for a good long look at what Theo Epstein has wrought in Boston in the wake of the Red Sox's September collapse. One writer says the view isn't pretty.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2011
  11. Billy Beane's influence on Liverpool Football Club

    Jorge Arangure

    Jorge Arangure tells the tale of Liverpool Football Club executive Damien Comolli, whose friendship with Billy Beane has had a major impact on his view of statistics and soccer.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  12. How Moneyball affected the industry

    Jim Bowden

    I am really looking forward to tomorrow night at midnight when I get to see the movie "Moneyball" on the big screen. Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane was a colleague as well as a friend during my baseball career and I am so happy for not...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  13. Oakland Athletics fire manager Bob Geren amid nine-game skid

    With his banged-up team mired in a nine-game losing streak and rampant speculation about the tenuous status of manager Bob Geren, general manager Billy Beane felt he had no other choice than to make a change at skipper.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2011
  14. MLB: Imagine what would have happened had George Steinbrenner bee...

    Buster Olney

    No person, perhaps in the history of media-covered sports, deserved a Twitter account more than the surly, bombastic and often ruthless George Steinbrenner. Buster Olney lets him have one for a run and checks the results.

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2011
  15. There's always been an arms race in the AL East, but that mentali...

    Buster Olney

    Boston and New York have been working amid an arms race that goes back decades. But this offseason, so many moves across the league seemed to be in response to others within a division. The trend has certainly moved to the AL West.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  16. Why plate discipline is a winning strategy for the Boston Red Sox...

    Curt Schilling

    Why plate discipline is a winning strategy for the Red Sox and Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2010