Billy Beane’s latest chess move, coupled with the recent acquisition of designated hitter-first basemen Billy Butler and Ike Davis, provides an obvious answer. Billy is back to being Billy. He drafts well, he trades for prospects and transforms them into stars, then dumps them and begins anew before they become too expensive.
Billy Beane’s latest chess move, coupled with the recent acquisition of designated hitter-first basemen Billy Butler and Ike Davis, provides an obvious answer. Billy is back to being Billy. He drafts well, he trades for prospects and transforms them into stars, then dumps them and begins anew before they become too expensive. Jose Luis Villegas Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
Billy Beane’s latest chess move, coupled with the recent acquisition of designated hitter-first basemen Billy Butler and Ike Davis, provides an obvious answer. Billy is back to being Billy. He drafts well, he trades for prospects and transforms them into stars, then dumps them and begins anew before they become too expensive. Jose Luis Villegas Sacramento Bee Staff Photo
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Opinion: Beane is up to his old tricks in Oakland

November 29, 2014 9:37 PM

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Ailene Voisin, who has been with The Sacramento Bee since 1997, writes columns on a variety of sports, from the NBA, NFL and baseball to local high schools. Voisin previously worked for the San Diego Union, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has been a beat writer covering the Dodgers, Angels and Clippers. Contact her at avoisin@sacbee.com or 916-321-1208. Twitter: @ailene_voisin.