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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Billy Beane Ain't Nobody's Fool

You can't accuse Billy Beane of looking a gift horse in the mouth.

Beane had the option of picking up Frank Thomas for a shade over $330,000 for the remainder of the 2008 season, or letting him slip by because he's old and grumpy.

What do you think, Billy?

“Bottom line, this was a risk worth taking,” Beane said. “He looks in fantastic shape. Obviously we had a great year from him and he was a great influence on the club. It would be foolish on our part not to consider it.”

How long before someone like Joe Morgan starts whining about Thomas' Moneyball tendencies?

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