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Old 09-25-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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Beautiful day at the ballpark.I wish you were a bigger market though. Hurts to watch all the free agents parade away. I guess Moneyball eats the best part of the career, but still.. I'd like to see a star finish with the A's sometime.
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Moneyball works. Moneyball proves you don't need a salary cap in MLB. The bigger clubs overpay star players because their local media and fanbase demand the team splash cash around. The A's don't have to do that.

I don't want to see a former star player finish with the A's. I want to sell him on just at the right time and get something for him. The most overpaid players in MLB are former stars in their prime.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:26 PM
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Why?

Moneyball works. Moneyball proves you don't need a salary cap in MLB. The bigger clubs overpay star players because their local media and fanbase demand the team splash cash around. The A's don't have to do that.

I don't want to see a former star player finish with the A's. I want to sell him on just at the right time and get something for him. The most overpaid players in MLB are former stars in their prime.
Someone who gets it. For all the talk of the A's not being able to retain their stars, how many of them actually enjoyed more than one or two years' success after leaving Oakland? Tejada? Yeah, the A's made a mistake choosing Chavez over Miggy. Hudson is still solid when he's not injured, which is more often than not. Giambi's contract would've been an albatross after two years and prevented them from winning the division in 2006. Mulder netted them Dan Haren, whose trade value is still being enjoyed in Oakland. The Giants bought into ESPN hype and signed one of the most laughable contracts in baseball history with Barry Zito. Trevor Cahill has been extremely mediocre since leaving Oakland, Gio Gonzales is already declining after one great season in DC, and Andrew Bailey has barely pitched in Boston.

Players have their best years in Oakland, and get paid elsewhere based on their name cache. But Beane won't get MLB's full respect until he defies the greatest odds and one of his teams finally wins a World Series.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Nice to see that Brandon Moss has shattered the "AAAA" player stigma, 49 homers over the past two years
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