Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:46:24 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers front office is expected to trim spending from the $240 million payroll of last year. General manager Farhan Zaidi, formerly with the Oakland Athletics organization, plans to use some of Athletics GM Billy Beane's tactics to scout and sign players.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 07:24:28 -0800
Oakland Athletics vice president and general manager Billy Beane was named Sporting News Executive of the Year.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:46:13 -0800
The Oakland Athletics have no plans to deal any of their starting pitchers to obtain a shortstop. "In years we've been successful, it's because we've had good young pitchers. Small markets that have had success -- Tampa, Minnesota -- developed their own pitching," Athletics general manager Billy Beane said.
Sun, 12 Feb 2012 19:53:36 -0800
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane will be at the Oscars in person Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Actor Brad Pitt was nominated for an Academy Award as best actor for his portrayal of Beane in the film Moneyball. "I'm going," Beane said. "It will be fun. I'm excited for Brad, and I know how much time and effort he put into it. Of course, absolutely I'm rooting for him. Not me. It's got nothing to do with me. It's all about Brad. He's a great guy, and I do want him to win for his sake, not for me. He's the one who put himself on the line."
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:56:26 -0800
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane is signing an extension with the club that will keep him under contract through the 2019 season.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:38:35 -0800
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane has told people he plans on cutting the big-league payroll for 2012 but more money will be devoted to draft picks.
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 02:33:10 -0800
The Oakland Athletics all but closed the door on DH Hideki Matsui returning in 2012, saying the team "could find another young guy from outside that could fill that role, but I think more than likely it will be a young player, even if it wasn't someone from our current roster," according to general manager Billy Beane.
Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:43:49 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim owner Arte Moreno said he is prepared to hire a new general manager that doesn't have much experience in the position. The team does not have a list of candidates yet, and they haven't asked for permission to interview anyone. It's unlikely they will bid for Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane or New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:05:09 -0700
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane is reportedly interested in the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim general manager openings.
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 08:50:42 -0700
Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said the team will interview a "handful" of general manager candidates this offseason, and the rabid speculation of candidates for the club has already begun. Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein is a sizzling topic. Tampa Bay Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, White Sox assistant general manager Rick Hahn and Boston Red Sox vice president of player personnel Ben Cherington are all being rumored as options.