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Best Athletic of the Moneyball Era

CHRIS PUMMER: Now that the Moneyball movie is moving to second-run theaters, and some of the better players for the A’s of a decade ago slowly fading into retirement, it might not be premature to consider who defined that era of baseball for Oakland. Continue reading

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Ed Wade: A Look Back, and Forward

CHRIS PUMMER: Ed Wade is probably the right man at the right time for Houston. And as long as his notorious fetish for overpaid middle relievers doesn’t destroy the organization in the meantime, he’ll be a capable placeholder until Houston owner Drayton McLane gives the go-ahead for a real rebuilding project.

DAN SZYMBORSKI: In today’s game, with the general quality of general managers being much higher than 10-15 years ago, Ed Wade is out of place. The Randy Smiths, Syd Thrifts, Chuck LaMars, and Allard Bairds of the world have generally been relegated to lesser advisory positions. Unless, of course we’re talking about teams run by former Wal-Mart CEOs.

CHRIS NEEDHAM: The best defense of Ed is this: he doesn’t completely suck. Just mostly. Continue reading

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