After Signing Cuban Defector With Weird Workout Video, Have The A's Had …

What is going on Oakland? (No, not this.) Billy Beane's done some things. He traded two young All-Star starters, Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill, to the Nationals and Diamondbacks. He traded away his closer, Andrew Bailey, and Craig Breslow, another reliable reliever. Then he traded away two more starters, Guillermo… » 2/13/12 2:45pm 2/13/12 2:45pm

Billy Bean, Openly Gay Former MLB Player, Has Much In Common With His…

We've heard from many of the figures on the periphery of Moneyball since the movie hit theaters two weeks ago, but one we hadn't heard from was Billy Bean, the former Tigers, Dodgers, and Padres outfielder who came out of the closet in 1999. Bean, because of that slight difference in names, has often been mistaken for… » 10/07/11 5:25pm 10/07/11 5:25pm

The Undervaluing Of Moneyball; Or, What You Can Learn By Watching With …

Although advanced baseball analysis had been around for years, Michael Lewis's 2003 book Moneyball, about the Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane's using it to build their roster, helped to start an online industry of carping about player evaluation and team structure. The release of the 2011 film adapted from it… » 9/30/11 3:50pm 9/30/11 3:50pm

Deadspin's Guide To Moneyball

The much-delayed Moneyball film finally pops into your area cinemaplex today, marking one of nerds' few victories in a September filled with Red Sox defeats. We take particular interest in this film, and not just because we've long yearned to see someone portraying Chad Bradford dance across the screen. Rather, it's a… » 9/23/11 7:42pm 9/23/11 7:42pm

Deadspin Classic: The Forgotten Man Of Moneyball

Moneyball the movie is in theaters on Friday. Eric Walker doesn't appear in the film, and he's mentioned only briefly in Michael Lewis's book, but he was central to the statistical revolution that Moneyball chronicles—the "pebble that started the avalanche," in his words. Two years ago, he told us his story. Originally… » 9/20/11 3:25pm 9/20/11 3:25pm

Your Field Guide To The Assorted Kerfuffles Over Moneyball, The Movie

Moneyball, the long-delayed film adaptation of Michael Lewis's book about Paul DePodesta's TI-89 and Jeremy Brown's love handles, hits theaters next week. It's a big thing for baseball folks, because Moneyball helped bring a statistically inclined subculture to the mainstream. You'll notice this in writing—Bill James… » 9/16/11 6:10pm 9/16/11 6:10pm

Here's A Picture Of Jonah Hill As Paul De Podesta On The Set Of

The Michael-Lewis-book-turned-definition-of-production-problems finally started shooting. See for yourself how the baffling casting choice will look on the silver screen. It's really a shame Sam Kinison wasn't available to play the ghost of Connie Mack. [The appropriately named Accidental Sexiness, via The Playlist] » 7/22/10 5:40pm 7/22/10 5:40pm

Now It's Aaron Sorkin's Turn To Fail At Writing A Moneyball Script

Columbia has enlisted Sorkin, the sanctimonious West Wing creator last seen making Ed Asner say "Macau" over and over, to write a draft of the star-crossed Moneyball script. Such waste. Such inefficiency. Somebody could write a bestselling book about this. » 7/09/09 5:30pm 7/09/09 5:30pm

Soderbergh's Moneyball Script Too Real To Get Made

The Sony Pictures executive who pulled the plug on Moneyball says that Steven Soderbergh changed the original script because he didn't want anything in the movie that didn't actually happen. So Billy Beane isn't a sweaty, foul-mouthed, Hooters waitress slayer? » 7/01/09 11:15am 7/01/09 11:15am

Billy Beane Is A Golden God: Excerpts From The Scrapped Moneyball…

It looks like Moneyball might not be coming to the big screen anytime soon because director Steven Soderbergh tinkered with the script and everyone realized that a movie version of the book made about as much sense as Joe Morgan. » 6/24/09 3:30pm 6/24/09 3:30pm

How In The World Do They Make A Movie Of "Moneyball?"

In what seemed more inevitable two years ago than it necessarily does now, screenwriters are hard at work on making a movie out of Moneyball. While some of the main characters — Jeremy Brown, Scott Hatteberg, Chad Bradford — have faded in time, there's still that plumb role of Billy Beane to account for, and some big… » 9/12/06 4:15pm 9/12/06 4:15pm