3. Billy Beane
If you’ve seen or read Moneyball, then you know that the Red Sox nearly hired Beane after the 2002 season. He ultimately turned them down, however, opting to stay in Oakland closer to his family.
Well, a lot has changed in the last 20 years. Beane’s kids have grown up, the A’s are terrible now and the franchise is planning to relocate, making this the perfect time for him to jump ship.
It was Boston’s current ownership group that initially wanted to hire Beane, too, so they already have a connection with him and would likely be willing to give him a second chance.
Beane moved to an advisory role with Oakland after the 2015 season, so he could be looking to get back in the GM game after some time off. He’d also love working for the Red Sox, who would give him all the resources he could ever want. That’s a huge difference from the A’s, who continually hamstrung him with some of the lowest payrolls and poorest facilities in baseball.
Beane never won a World Series with Oakland (or even got to one), but now’s his chance. If he still wants to win a championship, Boston is the place to be.
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