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Filling out the roster

As I mentioned earlier, Billy Beane (Oakland’s GM) really made the case for using sabermetrics to better manage a baseball team. Oakland’s been very reluctant to let anyone else talk to him; as a low budget team, Beane’s their single best asset. Obviously, he’s exactly the kind of manager you’d want running a team that had Bill James as a consultant.

Oakland’s letting Boston talk to Beane. The news just gets better and better. (Thanks to off-wing opinion for the link.)

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