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Posts tagged ‘Billy Beane’

I Can’t Even.

October 1st, 2014

Yes, apparently those are our only two options, because these are the Oakland A’s. These are the A’s who failed in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013, and now 2014. Perhaps 2014’s end was the most horrific of all. The stakes were the highest, the collapse – both during the season and in the […]

And Then That Happened.

July 31st, 2014

When I first saw the news on Twitter that the A’s had acquired Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes, I thought it was a joke. Certainly the A’s wouldn’t trade away Cespedes in the middle of a pennant race, even for an ace like Lester. But then it was […]

So That Happened.

July 5th, 2014

Something was bound to get me to write a blog post this season. It wasn’t going to be the fact that the A’s own baseball’s best record or the best run differential by a large margin halfway through the season. No, it had to be one of those Billy Beane “*%$#ing A” trades, and we […]

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