So stop looking for the next A’s Moneyball.
What does it mean that the league suddenly shifted its pitch selection just as the A’s suddenly shifted into a full-scale meltdown?
Would you rather have the best GM or the best prospect for the future of your franchise? And more importantly, how would you determine the answer?
The acquisition of Adam Dunn continues one of Billy Beane’s most repeated tactics. Does it work?
Ben and and Sam discuss Billy Beane’s Wall Street Journal op-ed and how Statcast will affect scouting and player evaluation.
The A’s go all in, and the Cubs add to their prospect stockpile.
The Athletics’ latest zig has been as unexpected in the current baseball landscape as it has been impressive.
In addition to exploiting lefty-righty matchups, the A’s also have a significant edge in the air.
Ben and Sam discuss how Wladimir Balentien’s explosive season in Japan would translate to the majors, then examine the notion that Billy Beane’s teams play better in the second half.
Should teams that aren’t expected to contend really always be sellers?
Ben and Sam examine how the Nationals have gone about implementing and publicizing Stephen Strasburg’s innings limit and revisit Billy Beane’s trades from last winter in light of Oakland’s success.
How can we reconcile Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes signing with the team’s latest rebuilding efforts and its surplus of Stepford outfielders?
Does the recently-extended Billy Beane’s reputation deserved to be tarnished after five seasons without playoff baseball in Oakland?
Soliciting scouts’ takes on the four remaining free agents who made significant contributions to their teams last season.