BAY AREA BASEBALL CONTRARY TRADES, ACTIONS

    Wolf/A’s Still Taking Out Stadium Frustrations on Fans BAY AREA BASEBALL TRADES SIGNAL BAD TIMES – TIME TO DROP  AXE ON TRADER BILLY     Oakland A’s real General Manager and part owner, Billy Beane has worn out his welcome.   Now more than 15 years since he effectively took over the organization – shades of Charles Finley and the early days of the Oakland A’s – Beane has again decimated the team and the morale of all concerned,   much like Finley did when he brought the Kansas City Atheetics to Oakland in 1968 . Only difference is that, in the end, Finley succeeded with World Series teams while Beane hasn’t.  ...

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Oakland A’s 2015 Post Mortem – Good A’s, Bad Billy ‘Giveth and Taketh Away’

Oakland A’s 2015 Post Mortem- From Pennant Winners to Last Place in 162 days   WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING 11 PLAYERS HAVE IN COMMON? Just in the current playoffs, alone, Oakland A’s fans will ‘get’ to watch no less than 11  ‘Billy Giveaways’ that could be a World Series caliber unit in itself: JOSH DONALDSON, YOENIS CESPEDES, SCOTT KASMIR, BRANDON MOSS, BEN ZOBRIST, LUKE GREGERSON, JED LOWRIE, JON LESTER, JASON HAMMEL, TYLER CLIPPARD, ADDISON RUSSELL – an All-Star team in itself that shoulda coulda been representing the Oakland A’s this year in the playoffs..  certainly as good or better team than the A’s sent to the playoffs in 2014.  And there’smore…     MR. MONEY BALL...

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BILLY BEANE ENIGMA – Who Is He and Can the A’s Ever Win It All With Him?

Billy Bean vs. Brian Sabean – Longest and formerly longest tenured GMs and Bay Area rivals  never made a trade with each other, but Beane made up for it on his own    NOW GONE IS JOSH DONALDSON and his 40 homers and .300 average  this year in Toronto. GONE IS YEONNIS CESPEDES and his 30 homers in New York. Imagine still having those two on the A’s along with Zobrist and Kazmir and maybe even Jon Lester. It’s crazy that Beane is so good at acquiring these players (the Giants could never get) but then turns around and trades them away! It can’t be all about money. Beane is a total paradox, an ego-centric...

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