Billy Beane

Ileana Matzorkis
October 29, 2018 - 2:06 pm
The Oakland Athletics announce long-term contract extensions for for Billy Beane, David Forst and Bob Melvin, prompting me to do an "emergency A's Noise" live from the Oakland Coliseum Bart station on my way to work. I only had one minute til my train arrived, so here are some more details that I...
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Karl Buscheck
October 29, 2018 - 12:45 pm
The Oakland A’s have officially locked in their three most important baseball decision makers, announcing long-term extensions for executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane, general manager David Forst and manager Bob Melvin on Monday morning. The release from the club even...
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Karl Buscheck
October 05, 2018 - 1:26 pm
The A’s braintrust, Billy Beane, David Forst and Bob Melvin, took the stage at the Coliseum and delivered the end-of season state of the union. Beane, the A’s EVP of Baseball Ops offered a strong vote of support for manager Bob Melvin who is one year from free agency. Beane on Bob Melvin. “Bob is...
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Karl Buscheck
September 25, 2018 - 1:33 pm
A little over 14 months ago, Billy Beane blew up the Oakland A’s bullpen, jettisoning Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle to the Washington Nationals. Fast forward to the present and it’s clear this wasn’t just a salary dump for the then-rebuilding A’s. This was one of the executive VP’s all-time heists...
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Karl Buscheck
September 13, 2018 - 12:06 pm
The microcosm of the Oakland A’s magical 2018 came in the third inning on a Wednesday evening in Baltimore. Facing baseball’s lousiest club, the A’s buried the 41-win Orioles with a 10-run frame. Lights out. That was it. On a 15-hit night, the A’s won for the sixth time in as many games. They moved...
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Karl Buscheck
August 27, 2018 - 1:15 pm
In an alternate baseball universe, Bob Melvin is the manager of the New York Yankees. In this one, Melvin and his Oakland A's, improbably, are chasing the Yankees for the top American League wild-card spot and the Houston Astros for supremacy in the West. It’s truly remarkable. All five members of...
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Karl Buscheck
August 06, 2018 - 12:29 pm
Fresh off a weekend sweep of the Detroit Tigers, which featured the guests scoring exactly zero earned runs and marked the first time the club has accomplished that feat since 1918, the A’s picked up another W on Monday morning. Billy Beane, the comeback exec of the year, did it again. Mike Fiers...
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Karl Buscheck
July 21, 2018 - 1:29 pm
The A’s get a lot of heat. For their payroll. For their attendance. Some of it is earned. Some of it isn’t. But today, it’s time to give Billy Beane, the baseball ops czar/Moneyball man, some bleeping credit. His upstart A’s, a year ahead of schedule, are officially going for it. Jeruys Familia is...
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Karl Buscheck
May 07, 2018 - 11:15 am
In the wake of the passing of Gretchen Piscotty, the mother of Oakland A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty, who lost her battle with ALS on Sunday night, the club has announced how memorial contributions can be made. Those who want to donate in Piscotty's honor can contribute to the ALS Therapy...
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