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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Billy Beane
The Oakland Athletics acquired infielder Jed Lowrie and right-hander Fernando Rodriguez from the Houston Astros for first baseman Chris Carter and two minor leaguers on Monday.
Bob Melvin has repeatedly described the comfort of managing right at home in the Bay Area _ and Billy Beane has described the comfort in having a winning, "modern-day" manager leading the Oakland Athletics.
After watching the YouTube promotional video of the five-tool outfielder with a sculpted body and freakish athleticism, the Oakland Athletics were eager to see Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes up close.
Manny Ramirez found a taker in Oakland _ at a bargain price.
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has kept his eye on Gio Gonzalez for the last decade or so. Now, the left-hander is a member of Rizzo's starting rotation.
Ron Washington was on the coaching staff in Oakland when general manager Billy Beane was pioneering the Moneyball concept of building a major league team.
Baseball's regular season was supposed to end Wednesday, with the Oakland A's once again mired in mediocrity in the AL West. Not exactly the best time to glorify the concept of "Moneyball," but Hollywood waits for no team.
What does it take to win at major league baseball? Drive, passion, certainty, conviction, intuition, experience, talent, practice, money - they're all important. But in "Moneyball," it turns out that the key to winning games is mostly just math.
With his banged-up team mired in a nine-game losing streak and rampant speculation about the tenuous status of manager Bob Geren, general manager Billy Beane felt he had no other choice than to make a change at skipper.
The Oakland Athletics suddenly have a lineup that could make them a contender in the AL West _ if the oft-injured A's stay healthy, of course.
Outfielder Josh Willingham has been traded to the Oakland Athletics in a deal that sends two prospects to the Washington Nationals.
The Oakland Athletics failed to reach agreement on a contract with pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma during the allotted 30-day negotiating period that ended Monday, sending him back to his Japanese club.
David DeJesus has been on the Oakland Athletics' radar for a while now. They like his near-perfect defense, baserunning and consistent bat.
Even though his club is likely to miss the playoffs for a fourth straight season, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane saw no reason to let manager Bob Geren's contract status linger.
Kurt Suzuki and the Oakland Athletics agreed to a four-year contract Friday that locks up the catcher through his arbitration years.
"Unfortunate misinterpretation of the forecast," Oakland general manager Billy Beane said.
"We had a lot of starting pitching, and in the acquisition of Pomeranz, it allows us to turn back the clock a little with another very talented left-hander," Beane said. "Brett's been with us for several years, and someone obviously with that kind of talent we think very highly of, but with the amount of guys we have, we knew we could use that to get younger guys with less service time, and that was attractive."