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Billy Beane’s New Crop: Young Pitchers Brighten Oakland A’s Future

The Oakland Athletics current General Manager, the genius Billy Beane, was the team’s advanced scout from 1990-1993, then assumed the position of Assistant General Manager as of 1994.

Under the tutelage of Sandy Alderson, with whom he shared the GM duties, Beane learned his philosophy—draft well and rely on undervalued players—and adopted it as his own once Alderson retired in 1998.

He was behind the drafting of righthander Tim Hudson in 1997, and wasted no time in his first year at...

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