Billy Beane Quotes

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Billy Beane Quotes

Ive always been intellectually restless, but it is the building part of it that most interests me. It is the constructing of the team that is my favorite part. Anyone who is familiar with the history of the As franchise, even dating back to Philadelphia, knows that every five or 10 years, you have to tear it apart and rebuild it.
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We've got to use every piece of data and piece of information, and hopefully that will help us be accurate with our player evaluation. For us, that's our life blood.

— Billy Beane

The math works. Over the course of a season, there's some predictability to baseball. When you play 162 games, you eliminate a lot of random outcomes. There's so much data that you can predict: individual players' performances and also the odds that certain strategies will pay off.

— Billy Beane

I may not be as visible as I used to be, and by that I mean being in the clubhouse or on the field. But I'm just as invested as I've always been.

— Billy Beane

Smaller markets teams, when you hit bottom, you hit with a thud.

— Billy Beane

The bottom line is that any business should be a meritocracy. The best and brightest. Period.

— Billy Beane

I hate this idea that I've somehow become detached. It's like I can't win. I'd been hearing all these years that I was too hands-on: that I was the guy writing out the lineup card. Now, I'm not present enough. How is it possible to be a detached micromanager?

— Billy Beane

Quite frankly, I can't get enough of soccer. I tell my jingoistic friends in the United States there's a reason why it is the world's No. 1 sport. The rest of the planet can't be wrong.

— Billy Beane

Why do people care about anything we do? We play in a crappy stadium, in a market that we share with another team, with one of the lowest payrolls in the game. Really, I'm not that interesting.

— Billy Beane

The idea that I [should] trust my eyes more than the stats, I don't buy that because I've seen magicians pull rabbits out of hats and I know that the rabbit's not in there.

— Billy Beane

I hate losing more than I want to win.

— Billy Beane

Certainly, you're not going to able to go and pull a Mark Mulder out of your hat somewhere.

— Billy Beane

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