OAKLAND (AP) — Moneyball, take two?
Exactly a decade after the Oakland Athletics inspired the book that became a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt last summer, baseball’s most frugal franchise is becoming a must-see attraction again. The A’s are a majors-best 14-2 in July and coming off a stunning four-game sweep of the high-priced New York Yankees to move into a tie for the final American League wild card spot.
With a little more than two months to play, general manager Billy Beane’s new bunch of no-names and up-and-comers are starting to turn the Oakland Coliseum into the real-life “Moneyball” sequel.
“I think Billy’s really good at finding eager players to be able to produce,” third baseman Brandon Inge said. “Kind of the opposite of high-maintenance players. They’re not all caught up in selfish stats. They want to come in and they want to be a part of a…
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