My interview with Billy Beane

Happy Monday friends!! I am moving Dale's excellent interview with Billy Beane to the front page because it deserves to be heard... enjoy and thank you Dale for fanposting this in the first place! Maybe next week I'll finally get my requested interview with Lew Wolff -- he just won't agree to allow me to do it under my asked-for conditions based on the "Stuck In the Middle with You" scene from Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, but perhaps a compromise can somehow be reached. --EN

Good morning, A's Nation!

I interviewed A's GM BIlly Beane on Tuesday, and we talked about Moneyball, Brangelina, the state of the A's, his struggling offense, Bob Geren, Chris Carter & more. The interview is about 30 minutes long. One interesting note: I asked him if he was going to sign or trade for some offensive punch in the off-season, and he said, "They're going to have to come through the system," which surprised me. With this lineup, I thought he'd be determined to bring some sluggers to Oakland, but he still might.

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Have a great day! --Dale