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  1. Oakland A's' Billy Beane talks wheeling and dealing and his team'...

    Tim Keown

    In ESPN The Magazine, Tim Keown writes on Billy Beane going into his lab and -- poof! -- out stepping a set of aces. After a decidedly big-market summer for the famously small-market GM, only one question still lingers: Will it all work in October?

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  2. A's not losing because of Cespedes

    David Schoenfield

    When the Oakland Athletics traded Yoenis Cespedes to acquire Jon Lester, general manager Billy Beane had two beliefs: (1) Lester would upgrade the rotation and give the A's a No. 1 starter for the postseason. (2) They had enough offense to repl...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  3. 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
  4. A's may need to add another bat

    Richard Bergstrom

    Saturday's game between the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals was billed as a tribute to two-time defending Home Run Derby Yoenis Cespedes, as the A's handed out 10,000 Cespedes T-shirts reading "La Potencia." While Cespedes was not physic...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  5. Royals-Athletics Preview

    Royals-Athletics Preview

    Preview | July 31, 2014
  6. Focus now is on Billy Beane and other GMs

    David Schoenfield

    Brad Pitt played Billy Beane in a movie before he played Derek Jeter or Joe Torre. General managers are this generation's luminaries, scrutinized and critiqued as deeply and emotionally as a team's best player or manager. Players are now viewed as...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  7. Bold general managers Billy Beane and Dave Dombrowski go for it o...

    Jayson Stark

    The A's and Tigers, teams with win-the-World Series dreams, were fearless on a wild deadline day, Jayson Stark writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  8. Don't doubt Sonny Gray as A's ace

    Katie Sharp

    When the Oakland A's pulled off the blockbuster trade for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel on July 4, most people assumed Billy Beane was looking to upgrade his rotation and didn't have faith that Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir could carry the ...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  9. MLB - Oakland A's start second half with strong prospects

    Jerry Crasnick

    With an MLB-best first half behind them, the A's are sitting pretty as they start their push to October.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  10. Samardzija comes up big in A's debut

    David Schoenfield

    I wonder who was more nervous on Sunday afternoon: Jeff Samardzija or Billy Beane? Beane is notorious for not actually watching Oakland's games, but I would guess he paid a little more attention to this one. Samardzija made his A's debut against t...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  11. Blue Jays-Athletics Preview

    Blue Jays-Athletics Preview

    Preview | July 05, 2014
  12. Justin Verlander says Oakland Athletics' trade for Jeff Samardzij...

    Justin Verlander says Oakland Athletics completed Friday's blockbuster trade with Chicago Cubs with beating Detroit Tigers in playoffs in mind

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2014
  13. Billy Beane says Oakland Athletics addressed need for pitching de...

    The beginning of July's first blockbuster trade occurred about a month ago, when Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane called Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein to ask about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2014
  14. A's clearly now the World Series favorites

    David Schoenfield

    Billy Beane had to make this trade. The Oakland A's might not be in this position a year from now, let alone three years or five or 10. The A's have been the best team in baseball in this season of parity, a season without a clear title favorite. ...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  15. The all-time age-40 All-Star team

    Derek Jeter turned 40 years old today and Ian O'Connor talks with a guy Jeter has burned perhaps more than any other -- A's general manager Billy Beane. Jeter isn't really helping the Yankees much this year, batting .268 but with just two home run...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  16. Billy Beane sees 40-year-old Derek Jeter as forever young

    Ian O'Connor

    Billy Beane sees the newly 40-year-old Derek Jeter as forever young.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014