Originally posted by dcsham:
Love your optimism; dont believe it will ever happen. A's under Lew Wolff won't ever compete; and the Moneyball BS is just Hollywood hype. Sorry Ima, just don't believe all of the "someday it will happen" attitude. Not being a hater on the A's, but I don't see anything changing. Beane...lol sorry for you saberjunkies but he won't get hired by any other mlb teams any time soon.
I respect your opinion and I also believe we will never win a world series with lew Wolff as our owner
I also don't think Billy Beane is a bad GM. Our ownership is the problem, if he was given the money needed to make a team competitive he wouldnt have to do that "Moneyball BS"
Look at teams payrolls of WS champs the last 5 years and compare them to A's that year
2011: Cardinals: 105 mill, A's: 66 mill
2010: Giants: 98 mill, A's: 51 mill
2009: Yankees: 201 mill, A's: 62 mill
2008: Phillies: 98 mill, A's: 47
2007:Red Sox:143 mill, A's: 79 mill
Anyways, back to Billy Beane's plan of 2015
Here's our prospects and how old they'll be in 2015
Catcher: Derek Norris (26)
2B; Jemile Weeks (28):
OF: Yoenis Cespedes (29) Michael Choice (25) Grant Green (27)
SP: Brett Anderson (27) Jarrod Parker (26), Brad Peacock (27), Sonny Gray (25) Tommy Milone (28) AJ Cole (23, probably wont be ready yet)
Those are all great prospects and I also included Jemile Weeks who had .300 BA/ 20 sb / 26 doubles in 90 games and Brett Anderson who you probably already know
Were going to have so much young talent in 2015. That starting 5 will be so damn scary if all goes well. Cespedes has star potential and can be our #3 hitter in the future, Choice should be a great #4 hitter, Green should be a good #5 hitter.
I know I'm being very optimistic but its also very realistic.
[ Edited by ImaMod on Mar 31, 2012 at 9:41 PM ]