Billy Beane’s Bandwagon Is Diminishing

billybeane21In October 2006, Billy Beane’s Oakland Athletics won the first playoff series of his tenure.  Jim Caple wrote, “Amid our ‘You’re Exactly as Smart as This Year’s Winning Precentage’ sports culture, here’s a general manager who annually – and deservedly so – sits atop baseball’s Mensa list: Oakland’s Billy Beane.”

Last Friday, with the A’s mired in a third-straight losing season, Rob Neyer wrote this about Beane’s trade of Matt Holliday.

Continued at The Big Lead

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