Billy Beane

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bernstein: Can Oakland A’s keep promising roster and contend by the time new park opens?

Oakland A’s executives have claimed they will try to keep the team…

 

Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin (left), executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane (middle) and general manager David Forst (right) announce their contract extensions on Oct. 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Billy Beane, Bob Melvin, David Forst extensions announced, along with an increase in payroll for Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND -- In the midst of 2015, Marcus Semien's first season with…

 

Billy Beane (left) and Bob Melvin review the 2018 Oakland Athletics season  on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Billy Beane, David Forst, Bob Melvin officially receive extensions from Athletics

Updated at 3:45 p.m. With the three principles of the Oakland Athletics'…

 

Billy Beane (left) and Bob Melvin review the 2018 Oakland Athletics season  on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics plan on extension for manager Bob Melvin

OAKLAND -- At the start of spring training, Oakland Athletics manager Bob…

Billy Beane (left) and Bob Melvin review the 2018 Oakland Athletics season  on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Longtime A's general manager Billy Beane was instrumental in building the team that was an annual playoff contender in the early 2000s. He could be on the outs after 2019.

Bonta Hill: It’s time for the Oakland A’s to embrace change

In some cases, organizational change is a good thing. The Golden State Warriors…

Longtime A's general manager Billy Beane was instrumental in building the team that was an annual playoff contender in the early 2000s. He could be on the outs after 2019.
Kyler Murray chats with Oakland A's designated hitter Khris Davis before taking batting practice on June 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics No. 1 draft pick Kyler Murray is not shy of comparisons

OAKLAND — Several weeks ago, baseball super-agent Scott Boras sat in an…

Kyler Murray chats with Oakland A's designated hitter Khris Davis before taking batting practice on June 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics infield hangs out as a play is reviewed by officials during a MLB game against the San Francisco Giants AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants enter winter in precarious position as A’s sit back and watch young core grow

AT&T PARK — Seated on the edge of the dais, with CEO…

The Oakland Athletics infield hangs out as a play is reviewed by officials during a MLB game against the San Francisco Giants AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics selected the Peralta site near Lake Merritt for their new ballpark. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

A’s have their preferred site for a new ballpark: Will they start spending on their roster?

OAKLAND — Amid the optimism swirling around the Oakland Athletics following the…

The Oakland Athletics selected the Peralta site near Lake Merritt for their new ballpark. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
The Oakland Athletics signed 26 of their 39 draft picks. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/TNS)

Indians’ streak hit 21, and A’s just can’t win

Know when you’ve had a really bad season? When you don’t play…

The Oakland Athletics signed 26 of their 39 draft picks. (Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/TNS)
Ryon Healy drove in the first two runs on Sunday as the A's sweep Cleveland.

A’s sweep Cleveland after trading away Doolittle and Madson

OAKLAND — Some 20 minutes before Sean Manaea delivered the first pitch…

Ryon Healy drove in the first two runs on Sunday as the A's sweep Cleveland.
The A’s drafted New York Yankees phenom Aaron Judge in 2010 but couldn’t convince him to skip college. (Courtesy Arturo Pardavila III/Flickr)

What does Billy Beane do for a living, anyway?

Of all the weird things in the wacky world of pro sports,…

The A’s drafted New York Yankees phenom Aaron Judge in 2010 but couldn’t convince him to skip college. (Courtesy Arturo Pardavila III/Flickr)
Matt Cain has struggled mightily, making it time for Bruce Bochy to make a switch. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cain no longer able, but does Bochy have nerve to pull him from rotation?

Can’t beat good teams. Can’t win at home. Can’t win close games.…

Matt Cain has struggled mightily, making it time for Bruce Bochy to make a switch. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jim O’Neil is Chip Kelly’s guy on defense this year. Hopefully, for the Faithful’s sake, he’s up for the task. (Courtesy 49ers via Twitter)

Niners’ shotgun marriage could be doomed to backfire

Nobody runs defenses into the ground like Chip Kelly and his frenetic…

Jim O’Neil is Chip Kelly’s guy on defense this year. Hopefully, for the Faithful’s sake, he’s up for the task. (Courtesy 49ers via Twitter)
It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

A’s, Giants need to bury egos, give peace a chance

It’s less than two weeks before the non-waiver trade deadline. One team…

It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Sean Doolittle is entering the season healthy and the A’s front office made moves in the offseason to bolster a rock-bottom bullpen. Will it be enough to save the team from back-to-back last-place finishes? (Chris Carloson/AP)

A’s address horrible bullpen, others impediments remain

After blowing up the bullpen and importing a new one, the A’s…

Sean Doolittle is entering the season healthy and the A’s front office made moves in the offseason to bolster a rock-bottom bullpen. Will it be enough to save the team from back-to-back last-place finishes? (Chris Carloson/AP)
Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

For roaming Raiders, the future has arrived

It’s Oakland’s luck. Just when the Raiders threaten to be good again,…

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)
Billy Butler is confident his intense regimen all winter in Arizona will only benefit him early in spring training after he was limited last year at this time because of wrist injuries that didn’t allow him to swing a bat right away. (Andrew A. Nelles/2015 AP)

Athletics hitter hoping for comeback year

MESA, Ariz. — A grinning Billy Butler strolled into Oakland’s spring training…

Billy Butler is confident his intense regimen all winter in Arizona will only benefit him early in spring training after he was limited last year at this time because of wrist injuries that didn’t allow him to swing a bat right away. (Andrew A. Nelles/2015 AP)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey talks during batting practice  during the spring baseball season in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Mr. Clean: Buster Posey explains excessive water use

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Buster Posey would like to clear up one thing…

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey talks during batting practice  during the spring baseball season in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chris Carlson/AP)
In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane looks on during a news conference in Oakland, Calif. Athletics executive Billy Beane and a retired Chevron Oil executive are among the top excessive water users in a district east of San Francisco, a utility's records show. (Ben Margot/AP)

Oakland A’s Billy Beane is among district’s top water users

Oakland Athletics executive Billy Beane and a retired Chevron Oil executive are…

In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane looks on during a news conference in Oakland, Calif. Athletics executive Billy Beane and a retired Chevron Oil executive are among the top excessive water users in a district east of San Francisco, a utility's records show. (Ben Margot/AP)
Billy Beane, the executive vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland A's, during a media conference on Sept. 9, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.   (Ben Margot/AP)

As San Jose whiffs, whither Beane?

If the Athletics have a future in Northern California, then it will…

Billy Beane, the executive vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland A's, during a media conference on Sept. 9, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.   (Ben Margot/AP)