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    Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    Simple. I started a poll so that you couldn't ride the fence... is he good or not?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    Where is the decent option

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    Where is the decent option
    decent doesn't mean good does it? I asked if he is good (didn't ask great btw)
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    I think hes good at building a cheap roster but hes bad at doing anything important with it :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    I think hes good at building a cheap roster but hes bad at doing anything important with it :o
    is he a good GM? This isn't "are you smarter than a fifth grader?"
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    I think he's a good GM but very overrated. Some people took the Moneyball book way to far.

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephenk29 View Post
    I think he's a good GM but very overrated. Some people took the Moneyball book way to far.
    I would agree that Moneyball isn't as brilliant as it is cracked up to be. If he's a good GM why did you vote no?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    is he a good GM? This isn't "are you smarter than a fifth grader?"
    I dont think hes good or bad I think hes pretty much right in the middle

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    Well I think he is a good manager overall, but he does have his moments. This recent fire sale makes me question him quite a bit. Plus I think I'm still kinda bitter about the number of people who think he's a god just because of Lewis' butt kissing. The vote of no was more of a brain fart. I meant yes.

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    Given his resources in Oakland it is simply amazing what he's been able to accomplish there.

    I would love to see what he could do with an actual budget.

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    He's overseen a club that contends darn-near every year. The knock on him is that his teams can't do anything in the post season, but I swear... that's a problem I'd love the Reds to have.

    I can barely remember a late September game in this town that meant something.
    I have a love-hate relationship with Albert Pujols. Mostly hate.

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    The no voters, I am curious - why is Beane not a good GM? Because he hasn't won the World Series? Because he had a book written about him?

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    If not winning in the playoffs means your a bad GM then John Shurholtz is terrible. I think we can agree that would be nuts. Beane and the GM of Minnesota are among the tops I would say. They get things done through pure baseball smarts. Just about anyone could run the Sox and Yankees I think.

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephenk29 View Post
    If not winning in the playoffs means your a bad GM then John Shurholtz is terrible. I think we can agree that would be nuts. Beane and the GM of Minnesota are among the tops I would say. They get things done through pure baseball smarts. Just about anyone could run the Sox and Yankees I think.
    Hes not a bad GM but his teams will never have any success besides making a late season push and choking out in the playoffs just because of how he runs his team.

    Be cheap, be middle of the pack for a couple seasons, make a big push to make the playoffs, dump players that helped you make playoffs, go back to being cheap and start the process all over again.

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    Re: Is Billy Beane a good GM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephenk29 View Post
    If not winning in the playoffs means your a bad GM then John Shurholtz is terrible. I think we can agree that would be nuts. Beane and the GM of Minnesota are among the tops I would say. They get things done through pure baseball smarts. Just about anyone could run the Sox and Yankees I think.
    Shuerholz won two WS rings, one with KC and one with Atlanta, has been to the WS four times and has won 14 playoff series while Beane has won 1. There is no comparison between Schueholz's postseason success and Beane's. Minnesota has won two WS too.


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