Billy Beane

Jarred Kelenic temporarily steals a Mets distinction from Billy Beane

What do Jarred Kelenic and Moneyball’s Billy Beane have in common? Both were at one point first-round picks by the New York Mets. Taken 28 years apart by the Mets, each was a high school outfielder the franchise had high hopes for. Beane would play for the Mets briefly while Kelenic was traded after only one season in the minors.

Does Billy Beane even need a contract with the Oakland A’s?

There has been a great deal of speculation about Billy Beane‘s future with the Oakland A’s over the past few months. He seemed to be out the door when his sports investment group was set to merge with the investment group run by the owners of the Red Sox as no one can have ownership stakes in two teams. However, that potential merger fell through, allowing Beane to remain in Oakland.
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Pinstripe Alley

Yankees Mailbag: Lockout updates, the Mets’ offseason comparisons, and Billy Beane

Good afternoon everyone, it’s time for another edition of the mailbag. From here on out, the mailbag will be running every two weeks, due to a slower amount of information trickling in and a lack of action going on. Without further ado, let’s open up the mailbag for more of your Yankees questions. Remember to send in your questions for our (bi)weekly call by e-mail to pinstripealleyblog [at] gmail [dot] com.

The Real Reason Billy Beane Turned Down The Mets

Despite numerous reports from anonymous sources, who said executives are hesitant to work with Mets owner Steve Cohen and president Sandy Alderson, Billy Beane came out to set the record straight. “The only reason I would consider leaving what I’m doing now is because of Sandy Alderson and Steve Cohen,”...

MLB rumors: Did Billy Beane tip Mets’ POBO direction?

Oakland Athletics executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane felt the need to douse the flames of panic deriving from some members of the baseball media to clarify his reasoning for passing up on the New York Mets’ president of baseball operations (POBO) vacancy. Rather than the Mets being...
NBC Sports

Report: Billy Beane withdraws from Mets' search for new GM

Billy Beane isn't going anywhere. Well, at least he's not to the New York Mets. The Athletics' Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that Oakland's executive vice president of baseball operations has withdrawn his name from consideration to be the next general manager of the Mets. Earlier this month, Beane called any...

Billy Beane not going anywhere at least for now

There are certain topics that always appear at this time of year for the Oakland A’s. Payroll, and the future of the roster, typically take center stage. The question of how many minor leaguers will be able to fill major league roles is always up for discussion. Ownership’s latest excuses for their payroll limitations will appear. And there will be questions about whether or not this is the year that Billy Beane finally leaves Oakland.

Mets miss out on Billy Beane, David Stearns, Theo Epstein | 3 other candidates to run team’s front office

The Mets’ offseason started with three swings and three misses. After former Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs general manger Theo Epstein dropped out of the race to be the Mets’ next team president, the team got more bad news on Monday. The Milwaukee Brewers declined the Mets’ request to interview president David Stearns, while Oakland Athletics president Billy Beane also withdrew his name from consideration for the role.
Daily Republic

Billy Beane and David Stearns out of running for Mets president of baseball operations: source [New York Daily News :: BC-BBN-METS-BEANE-STEARNS:NY]

Sandy Alderson is once again scrambling to find a credible chief of baseball operations. Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s executive VP of baseball operations, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Mets’ head of baseball ops, sources confirmed to the Daily News. For a double whammy, the team’s other top choice is also apparently out of the running. The Brewers reportedly denied their president of baseball operations, David Stearns, an interview with the Mets to run their front office.
Athletics Nation

Billy Beane rumors: Unlikely for Mets job

The MLB offseason won’t get going for a few more weeks, after the playoffs end. In the meantime, Oakland A’s fans are bracing for what might possibly be a tumultuous winter full of painful roster turnover. As usual some players will head out the door, but there have also been...
Bleacher Report

MLB Rumors: Latest on Craig Kimbrel Trade, Joey Gallo, Billy Beane-to-Mets Buzz

As the MLB playoffs roll on, the teams that are no longer in contention have started mapping out their offseason plans. Here's a look at some of the latest buzz from around the league. White Sox Expected to Trade Craig Kimbrel. When the Chicago White Sox acquired relief pitcher Craig...