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  1. MLB - Oakland A's Billy Beane a different Moneyball script

    Jim Caple

    Our Hollywood sleuths have discovered the secret script for "Moneyball 2," and guess what? A's general manager Billy Beane is singing a different tune this time around.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2014
  2. Oakland A's still need a postseason hero

    Howard Bryant

    The Oakland A's keep failing in the MLB postseason because no one steps up to save them -- propelling himself and the team to greatness, Howard Bryant writes.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  3. A new low for A's ballpark

    Buster Olney

    "There are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then there's 50 feet of crap ... and then there's us" -- Brad Pitt as Billy Beane in "Moneyball" ATLANTA -- Many miles from here, an embarrassment for baseball played out Sunday. If it was an isolate...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  4. A's must bottom out to get better

    Jim Bowden

    There's a fine line between trying to contend and trying to rebuild. Oakland Athletics president and general manager Billy Beane understands this dilemma all too well. Indeed, it is counterintuitive for anyone competing at the highest level of a s...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  5. GMs who helped their teams long-term

    Jim Bowden

    In examining those teams that are built to win now, conversely there are those teams for whom it will take some time to become competitive again. In several instances, they are the very teams that just emptied their big league clubs to those "win now...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  6. MLB: The Oakland A's 2011 fate and 2012 prospects

    Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden, Baseball Prospectus and Dan Szymborski have combined for the Kiss 'Em Goodbye series, a look at every team's 2011 fate -- once it's eliminated -- with a look ahead to 2012 and beyond. This is the entry for the Oakland A's.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. MLB: The next major issue for MLB will be the Oakland Athletics

    Buster Olney

    The next franchise on the front burner for MLB -- with the Rangers' situation now in the rearview -- is going to be the Oakland Athletics. Plus, a look at the state of all divisional races right now.

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2010
  10. A's GM Beane, team president Crowley get 7-year deals

    Athletics general manager Billy Beane, the architect behind Oakland's four division titles since 2000, was rewarded with a seven-year contract extension Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2007
  11. Cockcroft: Oakland Athletics preview

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan Cockcroft previews the 2007 Oakland Athletics from a fantasy angle.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2007
  12. Beane manages to sustain his 'genius' label

    Jim Caple

    A "genius" label is difficult to sustain in baseball, but A's GM Billy Beane manages to remain on top of the sport's Mensa list, writes Jim Caple.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2006
  13. New A's unconcerned about the past

    John Shea

    Eric Chavez and Barry Zito remember the past and believe these A's can finally deliver a first-round knockout punch.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2006
  14. Former ChiSox slugger agrees to 1-year deal with A's

    The Oakland Athletics and longtime Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas have agreed to a one-year deal. He will be introduced in a news conference Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2006
  15. Three-way calling

    Mychael Urban

    Throughout the long season, former A's teammates Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder and Barry Zito still manage to stay connected.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2005
  16. Beane also gets extension through 2012

    The Oakland Athletics got two more new owners on Friday: general manager Billy Beane and team president Michael Crowley.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2005