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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Is Billy Beane the best GM in Sports?

With the Oakland A's finishing in first and the movie, Moneyball about him. The question is, is Billy Beane the smartest GM in all of sports? in Baseball?


Who is better?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 08:21 PM
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Re: Is Billy Beane the best GM in Sports?

probably not, no.


I'd go with Pat Riley as I don't see any other GM in sports getting two of the top 3 players in the world at their respective sport(at that time) to sign with their team in the same offseason.


This really is impossible to judge though as no one watches all sports and can compare them all.

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Re: Is Billy Beane the best GM in Sports?

To be the best GM you have to win titles with the roster you built. While Beane has done impressive things with a limited budget, his team hasn't won the WS yet, so no.

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Re: Is Billy Beane the best GM in Sports?

I am biased to my favorite football team, but I sure as hell wouldn't trade Jerry Reese for anyone.

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Re: Is Billy Beane the best GM in Sports?

Beane would be the GOAT GM if he had a real owner and a fair amount of money to work with.

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Re: Is Billy Beane the best GM in Sports?

what has he won exactly?
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