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Beane's made few bad deals as GM

Billy Beane just traded a good hitter (Jeremy Giambi) for a bad hitter (John Mabry). But Rob Neyer suggests Beane's track record has few bad trades on it.

Originally Published: May 23, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

I don't think it's any big secret that I consider Billy Beane the best general manager in the game today. I've even suggested that Beane is the best general manager since Branch Rickey (though if you strapped me to a chair I'd probably have to admit that it's a little too early to make that particular judgment).

Nobody's perfect, though, and it might be fun, if not particularly informative, to take a look at the Billy Beane moves that have not worked out. Beane took over from Sandy Alderson ...

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