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Once a proud franchise that spent much of the early part of the last decade as contenders in the American League West, once a franchise that was hailed all across the world of baseball as a club that practiced the once revolutionary method of "Moneyball" under the direction of general manager Billy Beane, once a franchise that fans could count on to challenge the New York Yankees for American League supremacy, the Oakland Athletics are now one of baseball's failing franchises—a downward spiral that has taken place over a mere three seasons. And it mostly, if not all, can be blamed on Beane himself, once known widely in the world of baseball as the smartest man in the sport.

Beane, who just years ago was hailed as one of baseball's "genius minds," has now seen his once proud ...

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