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Monday, October 12, 2020

Report: Billy Beane to Leave A’s, Focus on Sports Business Ventures

Oakland Athletics executive Billy Bean is slated to leave the organization in order to pursue opportunities outside MLB, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Jared Diamond, Joshua Robinson and Miriam Gottfried.

Beane, 58, is currently the co-chair of RedBall Acquisition Corp, which is set to merge with Fenway Sports Group. Beane will partner with Red Sox owner John Henry in the deal, though Beane will not take a position running the Red Sox, per the Wall Street Journal.

The architect of the Moneyball A’s will likely turn his attention to other sports ventures, specifically European soccer. Beane recently purchased a stake in the Dutch soccer club AZ Alkmaar on Oct. 9.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 12, 2020 at 09:58 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. asinwreck Posted: October 13, 2020 at 08:30 AM (#5982755)
The timing is as if he was waiting out Joe Morgan before leaving Oakland.
   2. winnipegwhip Posted: October 13, 2020 at 09:14 AM (#5982758)
In a statement Mr. Beane stated that he was able to lead a vanguard of executives to turn the world's greatest sport into the one of the most boring. By turning his focus to soccer he is now accepting the challenge to take the world's most boring sport to lower depths.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 13, 2020 at 09:20 AM (#5982760)

The timing is as if he was waiting out Joe Morgan before leaving Oakland.


Beane is probably leaving to write a sequel to his book, "Moneyball."
   4. winnipegwhip Posted: October 13, 2020 at 10:07 AM (#5982764)
Beane is probably leaving to write a sequel to his book, "Moneyball."


….entitled "NO! I am not that Billy Bean!"
   5. Vitor Artur Posted: October 13, 2020 at 11:11 AM (#5982773)
Can he please take the curse with him?
   6. McCoy Posted: October 13, 2020 at 11:38 AM (#5982777)
Would be kind of funny if the A's get to the playoffs again within 3 seasons and get to the WS. Be even funnier if they did it by playing like mid decade Royals.
   7. winnipegwhip Posted: October 13, 2020 at 12:06 PM (#5982784)
Would be kind of funny if the A's get to the playoffs again within 3 seasons and get to the WS. Be even funnier if they did it by playing like mid decade Royals.


If any team played like that now I would be cheering for them.

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