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Y!: Beane seeks delayed gratification

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:12 am

“The unique thing about this time is that there might not have to be a next time around,” Beane says. “For the first time since I’ve been here, we might be able to create something where we’re adding to the core for the next decade as opposed to tearing it down or constantly playing this shell game.

“I’ve known for the last 10, 11 years that when a guy got to the big leagues, he was going to be here no longer than three to six years. We lost players in their prime. This time, there is some realistic optimism that if Carlos Gonzalez, at 22, is in the big leagues, he may still be with us at 32.”

...And they celebrated, the ones who think Beane is pompous, his style jaded, his effect ruinous to the game, blissfully unaware that their criticisms only preserve the book’s legacy and enhance Beane’s.

“It’s been the best business and life experience I could have had,” says Beane, who still hasn’t read the book cover to cover. “The fact that we’re sitting here five years later and still talking about it, the relevancy is out there and in the business.”

...Because Billy Beane, more and more, is starting to think about baseball again. And we all know what happens when he does that.

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Re: Y!: Beane seeks delayed gratification

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:35 am

Uncle Billy with money = :-L :-L :-L
That would be awesome to watch, but he'd probably get bored quickly.

Carlos Gonzalez won't be there when he's 32, not with his walking skills.
He would have furnished us with 5 more good prospects by then :-D
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Re: Y!: Beane seeks delayed gratification

Postby Half Massed » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:15 am

Hey, the A's are 6-2 in Spring Training so far...
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Re: Y!: Beane seeks delayed gratification

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:00 am

what i wouldnt give to have beane GMing the giants...

Half Massed wrote:Hey, the A's are 6-2 in Spring Training so far...


also its not like spring training counts, i mean the giants are full of veteran leadership and they're 2-7...you cant expect me to believe they'll be that bad in the regular season... :-°
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Re: Y!: Beane seeks delayed gratification

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:57 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:what i wouldnt give to have beane GMing the giants...

Half Massed wrote:Hey, the A's are 6-2 in Spring Training so far...


also its not like spring training counts, i mean the giants are full of veteran leadership and they're 2-7...you cant expect me to believe they'll be that bad in the regular season... :-°


I think all that Lincecum porn is rotting your brain.
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