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Extending Hatteberg a definite head-scratcher

Acquiring Jose Guillen was a shrewd move by the A's, but extending Scott Hatteberg's contract was a bit peculiar.

Originally Published: August 4, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

To the Oakland A's front office, Hatteberg was a deeply satisfying scientific discovery. The things he did so peculiarly well at the plate were the things only science -- at any rate, closer than normal scrutiny -- could turn up. He was, in his approach to hitting, Billy Beane's opposite, but he was also Billy Beane's creation ... -- Michael Lewis, Moneyball

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Last week, the Oakland Athletics made two big moves. One of them -- the one that's going to cost the A's a lot ...

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