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Fenway
02-07-2012, 11:39 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/07/SPPF1N48JU.DTL

HomeFish
02-08-2012, 01:29 AM
Today I had a Sabremetrician tell me that Beane is to be praised for "delaying the A's competitive window until they get a new stadium"

gobears1987
02-08-2012, 05:34 AM
He's still a ****ty GM who hasn't won jack since Mulder, Zito, and Hudson left.

russ99
02-08-2012, 08:52 AM
He's still a ****ty GM who hasn't won jack since Mulder, Zito, and Hudson left.

Beane isn't a bad GM, he's a good GM who's hands are tied by a bad owner and a less than desirable stadium - which is that way because the owner caved to Al Davis' demands for more football seats.

CLUBHOUSE KID
02-08-2012, 10:32 AM
Beane isn't a bad GM, he's a good GM who's hands are tied by a bad owner and a less than desirable stadium - which is that way because the owner caved to Al Davis' demands for more football seats.

This is my exact feeling. I was still surprised to see that long of an extension.

moochpuppy
02-08-2012, 10:34 AM
I was still surprised to see that long of an extension.

They had to....he's there biggest 'Star'. :rolleyes:

CLUBHOUSE KID
02-08-2012, 10:45 AM
They had to....he's there biggest 'Star'. :rolleyes:

lol true I get that

doublem23
02-08-2012, 10:49 AM
Beane isn't a bad GM, he's a good GM who's hands are tied by a bad owner and a less than desirable stadium - which is that way because the owner caved to Al Davis' demands for more football seats.

I'm going to disagree, the A's have made some seriously blunders in the past few years; most notably trading away Carlos Gonzalez. Of course, having an owner with deep pockets helps, but Beane's not exactly been on an inspired run lately.

Fenway
02-08-2012, 10:52 AM
Beane isn't a bad GM, he's a good GM who's hands are tied by a bad owner and a less than desirable stadium - which is that way because the owner caved to Al Davis' demands for more football seats.

The present owner was not there for either Moneyball or Mt. Davis. Stephen Schott not Lew Wolfe was the 'bad' owner.Schott is a distant relative of Marge Schott.

The A's for allowing the renovations pretty much got a free rent deal from Oakland officials.

Now it appears the Raiders will join with the 49ers in Santa Clara ( doing what the Jets-Giants did in NY ) and the A's will wind up in San Jose.

TDog
02-08-2012, 11:18 AM
I'm going to disagree, the A's have made some seriously blunders in the past few years; most notably trading away Carlos Gonzalez. Of course, having an owner with deep pockets helps, but Beane's not exactly been on an inspired run lately.

I was going to post the same thing. Beane seema more hit than miss on recognizing talent, and Gonzalez is a great example. Gonzalez looked like he had the tools to be a star when he came up with the A's in 2008. He was a vast athletic and defensive improvement over the players who got the most time in center the 2007 -- Swisher and post-surgury Kotsay. The Beane knock on Gonzalez was that he didn't walk enough. But Gonzalez looked like a great rookie prospect, and Beane included in a deal for Holliday who Beane only wanted as a commodity to trade for prospects at the deadline.

Beane was a great GM when he had great pitching. Now he seems to live off the excuse that he can't put together a winning team becasue the fans don't support the A's because they need a new ballpark.

Hitmen77
02-08-2012, 11:18 AM
The present owner was not there for either Moneyball or Mt. Davis. Stephen Schott not Lew Wolfe was the 'bad' owner.Schott is a distant relative of Marge Schott.

The A's for allowing the renovations pretty much got a free rent deal from Oakland officials.

Now it appears the Raiders will join with the 49ers in Santa Clara ( doing what the Jets-Giants did in NY ) and the A's will wind up in San Jose.

Is Bud ever going to allow that to happen?

I was wondering if Bud's plan is to delay a decision (the commissioner's office has been "studying" this for 1000 days) until it's too late to get a stadium deal in San Jose anyway.

Fenway
02-08-2012, 11:25 AM
Is Bud ever going to allow that to happen?

I was wonder if Bud's plan is to delay a decision (the commissioner's office has been "studying" this for 1000 days) until it's too late to get a stadium deal in San Jose anyway.

Adding to the drama is Wolfe and Selig were roommates in college.

Lip Man 1
02-08-2012, 12:07 PM
Guess the A's simply want to keep losing for the next eight or nine years.

Lip

WhiteSox5187
02-08-2012, 01:56 PM
He's still a ****ty GM who hasn't won jack since Mulder, Zito, and Hudson left.

Hey, Moneyball might win an Oscar this year!