Billy Beane

Brett Lawrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics is held back by plate umpire Greg Gibson after be was almost hit by a pitch. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

3 Takeaways From The Latest A’s Trades That Explain Why Fans Are Frustrated

I was asked to join the afternoon drive news team at KCBS to join them at 6:20 Tuesday evening to talk about the state of the Oakland Athletics, and why more and more fans are wondering if the magic of Moneyball has totally lost its direction. I jumped at the opportunity.


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Team Grades: Raiders Struggle At Mile High In 2014 Finale

The 2014 Oakland Raiders season ended on Sunday in Denver at Sports Authority Field at Mile High with a 47-14 loss to the Broncos. The Raiders just struggled in almost every facet of the game as they lost their eighth road game of the season and their 11th overall dating back to 2013.


A's v Yankees

Star Exodus From Oakland Is No Reason For A’s Fans To Lose Faith

After a series of high-profile (and cost cutting) trades, it’s currently en vogue to take a swipe at the Billy Beane pinata. I’ll pass, and here’s why: the A’s, under Billy Beane, have been incredibly successful.


Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the second inning at 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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.