Billy Beane Has Another Productive Off-Season

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Billy Beane Has Another Productive Off-Season
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This philosophy seems to be a large part of the genius of A’s GM Billy Beane. No general manager in the history of the game has run a more efficient operation. That is, doing more with less. He’s relentless, too. Lost amid all the big splashy moves—Yoenis Cespedes, Tommy Milone, Josh Reddick, etc.—he made last off-season were a bunch of smaller acquisitions that paid dividends: Jonny Gomes, Seth Smith, Bartolo Colon, Brandon Moss. He added Stephen Drew and Brandon Inge during the season...

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