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  1. Billy Beane: Don't blame Bob Geren

    Rob Neyer

    With the Athletics in free fall (and Daric Barton bunting like it's 1899), there have naturally been a few calls in Oakland for Bob Geren's head. Billy Beane is having none of it: "I think under difficult circumstances he's done a good job," Bea...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  2. Is A's Beane delirious with World Cup fever?

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski didn't really believe that Billy Beane has thrown over baseball for soccer, couldn't believe it ... until he noticed that Daric Barton, Oakland's first baseman and best hitter (which isn't saying much, but bear with us) has nine sacrifi...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  3. The plight of the small-market franchises

    Rob Neyer

    I've recently discovered a bright young writer who seems to have excellent contacts, and I was struck by this passage on the plight of some small-market clubs: "When [GM] Theo Epstein took over in Boston, he changed the industry," said Indians GM M...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  4. A's going young in 2010

    Rob Neyer

    It looks like a fairly boring winter for the A's, at least if you believe Billy Beane ... In other words, he's staying the course that he set a couple of winters ago before appearing to veer a bit off last offseason with the acquisitions of veteran...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  5. What's wrong with the A's?

    Rob Neyer

    Columist Monte Poole diagnoses the Athletics' woes: How on earth did such an accomplished franchise, with such a celebrated architect, plummet to such pathetic depths? Oh, many are the ways. And nearly all of them lead back to our man Billy....

    Blog | July 16, 2009
  6. Coming soon to a theater near you: Moneyball!

    Rob Neyer

    Finally, it's really happening this time: Columbia Pictures and director Steven Soderbergh have set Demetri Martin to star alongside Brad Pitt in "Moneyball," the adaptation of the Michael Lewis book about ballplayer-turned-Oakland Ath...

    Blog | April 21, 2009
  7. The many misguided

    Rob Neyer

    Denigrating Billy Beane as just a stats "genius" is absurd and ridiculously off base.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2004
  8. A's break even -- or better

    Rob Neyer

    Is Billy Beane losing his mind? Rob weighs in on the A's latest roster shake-ups.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2003
  9. Boston believing in new Theo-logy

    Rob Neyer

    While not everything has gone right this year in Boston, Theo Epstein is proving to be one of the game's top GMs.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2003
  10. Sabermetricians truly color-blind

    Rob Neyer

    The thought that sabermetrics is the reason fewer American-born blacks are playing baseball is nonsensical.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2003
  11. No Beane? Boston writers should be happy

    Rob Neyer

    With Billy Beane not joining the front office in Boston, Beantown writers should be happy.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2002
  12. Does success in minors help prospective managers?

    Rob Neyer

    Rob believes having success as a minor-league manager can only help someone in trying to land a big-league job.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2002
  13. Is Hall in Beane's future? Might be

    Rob Neyer

    Despite having little money to work with, Billy Beane continues to show he's the best GM in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2002
  14. The bunt is off in Detroit

    Rob Neyer

    Most of the teams with few sacrifice bunts are sabermetrically inclined, like the A's or Yankees. And there is Luis Pujols and the Detroit Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2002
  15. Beane's made few bad deals as GM

    Rob Neyer

    Billy Beane just traded a good hitter (Jeremy Giambi) for a bad hitter (John Mabry). But Rob Neyer suggests Beane's track record has few bad trades on it.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2002