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  1. The Super-Rotation Rivalry

    Ben Lindbergh

    There's a new rivalry brewing in baseball. Unlike most cases of animus or intense competition between teams, it's not based on being in the same division or geographical region. It's built, instead, on strong starting ro...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Battle for SoCal

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out spending time in Billy Beane's opossum kingdom, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: A four-run first inning was plenty for Anaheim starter Garrett Richards, as the Angels opened up the Freewa...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  3. What the Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Blockbuster Means for t...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the most shocking blockbusters in MLB trade deadline history, the Oakland A's sent All-Star Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick to the Boston Red Sox for Cy Young contender Jon Lester, former Athletic Jonny Gomes, less than ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. Lightning Round: The Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Trade

    Grantland Staff

    Dan Fierman: Any Red Sox fan who tells you winning three championships hasn't changed everything is lying. We care less. Almost all of us care less. This is not a bad thing. No one, not even Dan Shaughnessy, would want to go back in time to 2003...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  5. Sharknado, Too! How the Samardzija Trade Positions the A’s ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics pulled off a blockbuster trade over the holiday weekend, signaling the small-revenue Athletics' commitment to winning now and the mega-market Cubs' desire to keep costs down until they're fieldin...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  6. Beane Counters

    Jonah Keri

    On the long list of days that changed the game of baseball, October 17, 1997, might not stand out to many people. It was a milestone, though: That's when the Oakland A's hired a 35-year-old busted former outfield prospect named Billy Beane...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  7. The Duracell GM Generation?

    Ben Lindbergh

    At any given time, there are a handful of terrible baseball teams, some of which have little hope of being anything but awful for the foreseeable future. And because there are always bad baseball teams, there are always general managers whose jobs se...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  8. Best of Grantland Sports Podcast: The Pacers and the Bulls, Billy...

    Grantland Network

    Jalen and Jacoby discuss the Pacers and Bulls, Men in Blazers talk soccer with Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, and Mays and Barnwell preview the Bears-Lions game. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  9. Men in Blazers: Special Guest Billy Beane

    Grantland Network

    Roger and Michael review the weekend's narrative flips and welcome Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane to talk about his growing love of English football. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check ...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  10. The Unfaltering, Inexorable, and Victorious Detroit Tigers Are AL...

    Michael Baumann

    Five thoughts from the Detroit Tigers' decisive 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS. 1. Justin Verlander Is Still Justin Verlander Justin Verlander won the Cy Young in 2011, and he should have won it again last year. Th...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  11. The All–MLB Network Team

    Michael Baumann

    If you're a baseball fan and (1) have a spare $130, and (2) are either single or have a relationship that will bear your watching 40 hours of baseball a week, there's no better investment than MLB Network. But if you're going to channel-surf through ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Going, Going, Greinke

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Brewers GM Doug Melvin said that his team will trade Zack Greinke before next Tuesday's deadline. He called up his friend Billy Beane to ask if it sounde...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  13. Derek Jeter's Diary: Voodooball

    Mark Lisanti

    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captain's private journal. Wednesday, July 18: vs. Toronto Blue Jays There's nothing better and more ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  14. 10 Things You Need to Know About the Red-hot Oakland A's

    Shane Ryan

    For those of you who are Moneyball’ed to death and thought the sun had set on the "Billy Beane as iconoclastic bad-boy genius" era, I've got some bad news: The Oakland A's are the spunky, red-hot team of the moment, and after a four-game sweep ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  15. Now that the Hollywood dust has settled, the Oakland A's are stil...

    Evan Hughes

    After a star turn, Billy Beane and the Oakland A's are still trying to win an unfair game.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  16. Oakland Opens the Wallet for Cuban Import

    Jonah Keri

    Looks like Billy Beane really is sticking to that Window. After spending the offseason trading away two of the better young starting pitchers in the game for a flock of prospects, the A's shelled out big bucks for the most mysterious prospect sin...

    Blog | February 13, 2012