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Oakland Athletics Trades: From Moneyball to Triple-A’s, Lew Wolff’s Betrayal

Baseball history has seldom seen a series of pocket pickings as disgraceful as the A’s recent trades of Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill and Andrew Bailey. Were David Stern at the head of MLB and not the ever-cautious Bud Selig, the trades would never have been allowed.

At one time the A’s, under Billy Beane’s "moneyball" scheme, acquired solid but undervalued major leaguers at bargain-basement rates. Now they trade their best players and get no major leaguers at all.

Expect a once-loyal fan base to continue to desert the team next year as the team’s ownership, headed by Lew Wolff, continues to ...

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