Tag: Billy Beane
In bid to guarantee postseason run, team deals slugger for Boston ace.
Major League Baseball’s playoffs begin today, and for only the second time since the current eight-team format debuted in 1995, there is no California team in the hunt for the World Series. Both the Giants and the A’s managers held their traditional end-of-season press conferences Thursday. For the Giants, general manager Brian Sabean and manager […]
Former A’s manager Art Howe has been on the offensive over his portrayal in the film Moneyball, based on the book of the same name. If you’ve seen the film, you know that Howe, portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, is depicted as intransigent about accepting the cutting-edge statistical theories of GM Billy Beane and his […]
Last weekend, Moneyball, adapted from Michael Lewis’ book about Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane’s early adoption of statistical analysis, was No. 2 at the box office, surpassed only by the re-release of The Lion King. The film also has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the fifth-best rated movie on the entire site. Last week […]