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.
The San Francisco 49ers made their trade of quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs official on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after the two sides agreed to it. Officials also confirmed Monday’s reported deal to add receiver Anquan Boldin from the Baltimore Ravens.
Unfortunately, they were forced to release some solid production that helped contribute to their 2012 success. To add insult to injury, the flashy talent pool was running on empty when it came to their first selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.
The San Jose Sharks acquired right wing Patrick Davis and center Mike Swift from the New Jersey Devils for center Steve Zalewski and defenseman Jay Leach.
Forget everything that might have seemed wrong with how Brian Sabean ran the San Francisco Giants at times.