Oakland A's fantasy team preview

Updated: February 21, 2008, 4:55 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

Billy Beane has been credited as the mastermind behind the Athletics' four division championships and 901 wins in his 10 seasons as general manager. Baseball people hail him as the guy who brought into the mainstream the use of statistical research in game strategy, draft approach and roster construction. There is even a book, "Moneyball," about his exploits. Perhaps you have heard of it?

But after 10 long years of squeezing something out of seemingly nothing, Beane decided this winter, ...

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