kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Billy Beane

Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the second inning at O.co Coliseum on April 2, 2014 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

GameDay: The Sweet Comeback Of A’s Pitcher Scott Kazmir

Billy Beane offered Scott Kazmir an eye-popping, 2-year, $22 million contract. The deal stunned many in baseball who believed Beane had risked too much for a pitcher whose home address was Sugar Land, Texas just two years earlier.

07/10/2014

Scott Kazmir. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

AL West Champion A’s Make 3 Trades In 2 Days

In one whirlwind stretch of less than 24 hours, Oakland general manager Billy Beane pulled off a trio of trades with three different clubs and upgraded Oakland’s bullpen in the process.

12/03/2013

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after he hit a game-winning single to beat the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning of Game Four of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 9, 2012. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Head Into Winter, Hope To Keep Team Intact

General manager Billy Beane plans to keep his team intact as much as possible heading toward 2013.

10/12/2012

Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

A’s Provide Real Life Sequel To ‘Moneyball’

A baseball team made up of players no one else wanted has returned to the Major League playoffs. The Oakland A’s were pegged to finish last in their division, instead they finished first.

10/08/2012

Manny Ramirez

GameDay: Oakland Athletics Playing Mannyball

We’ve seen this script before. Beane signs a power-hitting veteran whose best years are clearly in the rear-view mirror.

02/21/2012

Pitcher Andrew Bailey of the Oakland A's. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Spring Position Battle For Closer On A’s Roster

One of the many players Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane got rid of this off-season was closer Andrew Bailey, who went to the Boston Red Sox for three players, leaving an opening at closer for 2012.

02/06/2012

Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics takes the ball from pitcher Gio Gonzalez as catcher Kurt Suzuki #8 and the rest to the infield looks on against the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning during an MLB baseball game at the O.co Coliseum August 15, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: The Dismantling Of The A’s

Let me say it right off the top: it’s not Billy Beane’s fault. It’s not Lew Wolff’s, either. But I don’t blame Oakland A’s fans for wanting to blame somebody for the latest dismantling of the ballclub.

12/29/2011

Brad Pitt & Jonah Hill in a scene from "Moneyball" (Photo credit by Columbia Pictures)

GameDay: Moneyball – Winning At Art Howe’s Expense

CBS 5 Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell hosts “Gameday” every Sunday night at 11:30pm and offers his unique sports analysis here. San Francisco (CBS 5) –  Hollywood is a slimy place. Apparently, so is Oakland. They rolled out […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/30/2011

Oakland A's logo

A’s Could Hear Soon On Possible Move To San Jose

Athletics general manager Billy Beane expects to hear “very soon” from Commissioner Bud Selig about whether the club will be allowed to move south to San Jose and build a new ballpark.

09/29/2011

Behind The Scenes With Brad Pitt On 'Moneyball'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Moneyball’

Jan Wahl reviews Oakland A’s true story, ‘Moneyball’ starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman…

09/23/2011

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 53,924 other followers