Billy Beane

Darron Cummings/AP PhotoA’s pitcher Kendall Graveman

For A’s, it’s more of same old same new

The guy for the A’s invariably is named Billy. There was manager…

Darron Cummings/AP PhotoA’s pitcher Kendall Graveman
Eric Risberg/AP PhotoOakland A's General Manager Billy Beane

A’s need to trust Beane’s roster overhaul

It happened a couple of times during the 2014 regular season, and…

Eric Risberg/AP PhotoOakland A's General Manager Billy Beane
Gregory Bull/AP PhotoA's pitcher A.J. Griffin is eager to get back on the mound for spring training.

Offseason overhaul leaves A’s with unfamiliar faces

Reporting dates: Pitchers and catchers, Thursday. Position players: Feb. 24. First full-squad…

Gregory Bull/AP PhotoA's pitcher A.J. Griffin is eager to get back on the mound for spring training.
Jeff Roberson/AP file photoLeft-hander Jon Lester's acquisition by the A's was questioned when general manager Billy Beane traded slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox.

Beane defends trade for Lester as A's begin offseason

OAKLAND -- Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one…

Jeff Roberson/AP file photoLeft-hander Jon Lester's acquisition by the A's was questioned when general manager Billy Beane traded slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox.
AP photoBy adding Jon Lester to the starting rotation

A’s are flush with aces

Already the author of the 2014 trade season's splashiest deal by way…

AP photoBy adding Jon Lester to the starting rotation
Eric Risberg/AP File photoBrandon Moss

Oakland A’s have plenty of advantages working in their favor

The A's came out of the post-All-Star weekend with the best record…

Eric Risberg/AP File photoBrandon Moss
Ben Margot/AP file photoJeff Samardzija was happy to leave the Cubs for the A’s

Despite stadium issues, A’s have become a destination team

Take a bow, A's fans. You've pulled off the impossible. You've made…

Ben Margot/AP file photoJeff Samardzija was happy to leave the Cubs for the A’s
AP File Photo/Reinhold MatayOakland A's General Manager Billy Beane has needed to tweak his "Moneyball" success formula

General manager Billy Beane has the Oakland A’s firing on all cylinders

The A's have the best record in baseball and they've done it…

AP File Photo/Reinhold MatayOakland A's General Manager Billy Beane has needed to tweak his "Moneyball" success formula
Pat Sullivan/2013 AP file photoJim Johnson

A’s fine-tune roster in bid for third straight AL West title

For the last two years, no team -- unsurprising perhaps to only…

Pat Sullivan/2013 AP file photoJim Johnson
Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.

A’s keep dealing, make two more trades

Billy Beane is busy dealing in December once again. In one whirlwind…

Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.
Brandon Wade/ap file photoWith NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the helm

Read-option not dead, just in hibernation

Interesting theory making the rounds in today’s NFL, which is not to…

Brandon Wade/ap file photoWith NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the helm
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

A's GM Billy Beane still doing more with less

Billy Beane's willingness to gamble has kept the A's in playoff contention…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

A's didn't need blockbuster move at trade deadline

I hate to quote a band my parents listen to, but it's…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
Getty Images File PhotoAfter being plagued with injuries over the past several years

Depth should help A’s avoid sophomore slump

Billy Beane’s iconoclastic genius was immortalized in the silver-screen rendition of Michael…

Getty Images File PhotoAfter being plagued with injuries over the past several years
Eric Risberg/APThe A’s signed Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima on Tuesday

A's general manager Billy Beane taps international market again with Hiroyuki Nakajima

A’s general manager Billy Beane hopes he got another significant addition from…

Eric Risberg/APThe A’s signed Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima on Tuesday
US Presswire File PhotoThe A’s success this season has them in a position to make a run at the playoffs

A’s should become buyers at deadline

It’s usually about this time of year, the trading deadline, when opposing…

US Presswire File PhotoThe A’s success this season has them in a position to make a run at the playoffs