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Jason Giambi, assistant to GM Billy Beane

After Monday's game, he was batting only .150 in spring training, but he had a .333 on-base percentage, a tribute to his A's lineage and the "Moneyball" ethic. Even in those early years, before his biker image yielded to the Yankees' clean-shaving regimen, Giambi might have been constructing a career in management through regular discussions with Billy Beane. "There were times he'd come down and say 'Hey, J, we want to make a trade. Here's three guys, who do you think would fit on this team?' " Giambi said. "… By sabermetrics, their values would be same, and (he'd ask) who do you think will fit in this room? That was when we got guys like Jeff Tam and Johnny Damon."

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/42626618/
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