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Billy Beane and the New Moneyball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

More than a decade after Moneyball was written, on base percentage, and the ability to draw walks are no longer undervalued by the market. Accordingly, identifying the new market inefficiency is an ongoing challenge for all teams. Billy Beane, the name most associated with Moneyball, may have just found one.

Trade Costs Pitcher Chance To Pitch In All-Star Game

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 07.06.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game. A day after Sam...

WATCH: This Amazing Throw Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.11.2014 | Sports

Oakland A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is a strong man, very strong. With the A's and Los Angeles Angels deadlocked, 1-1, in the bottom of the eig...

Former Cy Young Winner Dies

AP | ANTONIO GONZALEZ | Posted 06.11.2014 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a...

Orioles Star Sparks 2nd Bench-Clearing Altercation In 3 Games

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and the Oakland Athletics haven't been getting along. After dodging a pitch thrown inside by A's rel...

The A's Are Doing A's Things Again

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Sports

The Oakland A's are doing that thing again. They're getting far more bang for their buck than just about every other team in baseball. Despite ranking...

WATCH: A's Pitcher Saves Himself

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports

A's pitcher Jesse Chavez showed off some incredible reflexes on Tuesday when Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders hit a sharp line drive at his head. ...

WATCH: MLB Player's Amazing Tribute To Ultimate Warrior

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports

Oakland Athletic outfielder Josh Reddick paid tribute to the late WWE legend Ultimate Warrior on Monday during his interview with MLB Network's Intent...

WATCH: A's Pitcher Records Most Bizarre Out Of The Season (So Far)

Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports

Well here's something that doesn't happen everyday. Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager ripped a line drive off Oakland A's pitcher Sonny G...

This Is How A's Fans Are Taunting Justin Verlander

Posted 10.11.2013 | Sports

Some Oakland Athletics fans walked into O.co Coliseum for Game 5 prepared to taunt Detroit ace Justin Verlander.. with giant images of Kate Upton's fa...

TIME LAPSE: Stadium Converts From MLB To NFL

Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports

The Oakland A's are still playing in October, which means that the Raiders aren't the only ones who get to call O.co Coliseum home this month. Of cour...

Tigers Rally To Force Game 5

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports

DETROIT -- DETROIT (AP) — On a night of desperation, dispute and finally, delirium, Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers kept their season alive by t...

A's Take Control Of Series

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 12.07.2013 | Sports

DETROIT — DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that's left the Tigers on the brink of el...

OUCH! Cops Take Down Rowdy A's Fan With Stun Gun

Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports

Security guards and police officers at Oakland's O.co Coliseum tried to detain an Athletics fan sitting in the front row near home plate during an ALD...

A's Get Even With Walk-Off Win

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 12.06.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For much of the season, Stephen Vogt caught Sonny Gray with Triple-A Sacramento. Neither could have pictured pairing up on su...

Tigers' Ace Dominates A's

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.05.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After watching Max Scherzer breeze through a spectacular playoff opener, Detroit closer Joaquin Benoit beg...

Low-Spending Teams Crash MLB Playoffs

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Hey big spenders! Baseball's playoffs are no longer your exclusive playground. Pittsburgh, 26th among the 30 teams wi...

Tigers Tap Scherzer For Game 1

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 12.01.2013 | Sports

DETROIT — DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer will start Detroit's AL division series opener Friday night at Oakland, with star Justin Verlander follo...

Winners Of The West.. Again

AP | ANTONIO GONZALEZ | Posted 09.22.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Wearing a gold robe and swim goggles, bearded right fielder Josh Reddick ran around the Oakland Athletics clubhouse guzzling beer a...

WATCH: MLB Player Disappears, Still Makes Catch

Posted 09.04.2013 | Sports

Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson disappeared and somehow made an amazing catch on Tuesday when he tracked a pop fly in foul territory. Donaldson d...

Rays Closer Locked In Bathroom

Posted 08.31.2013 | Sports

Rays closer Fernando Rodney had a tough time on Friday night trying to get out of the dugout bathroom at O.co Coliseum. ...

Tigers Cap Comeback With Walk-Off Homer

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 10.29.2013 | Sports

DETROIT — Torii Hunter hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting Detroit over the Oakland Athletics 7-6 Thursday and boos...

WATCH: Broken Bat Takes Out Shortstop

Posted 08.16.2013 | Sports

Oakland A's shortstop Eric Sogard was able to keep his focus in the line of fire on Thursday. ...

WATCH: Walk-Off HR Robbery

Posted 08.15.2013 | Sports

Oakland's Chis Young thought he had just hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning on Wednesday night against the Houston Astros. That's when Robbie ...

Former MLB Star Coping With Parkinson's

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven-time major league All-Star Dave Parker is dealing with Parkinson's disease. Parker told The Associated Press ...