Billy Beane could leave baseball over Red Sox ownership deal

Ross Houston
October 17, 2020

We are talking about Billy Beane, director at ReBall Acquisition Corp, and made famous by Brad Pitt in the 2011 Oscar nominated film "Moneyball", which reflects on his use of advanced statistics in the Major League Baseball.

Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group looks set to expand its capital base with the sale of 25% of its stock to RedBall Acquisition Corp.

According to Wall Street Journal sources, the deal would Merge Fenway and RedBall, valuing the Fenway Sports at around $8 billion including debt. I don't see any problems with taking the team public, and maybe another barstool big wig gets put on the board???

In 2002, Beane turned down an offer to become the Red Sox general manager, remaining with the A's and parlaying Boston owner John Henry's offer into a small ownership stake with Oakland.

Henry has long wanted to work with Beane. Under that scenario, according to the report, Beane would leave the A's, but would not take a position with the Red Sox, either. Beane is enthusiastic about European soccer, and FSG may be looking to purchase more clubs in Europe. "For the same reasons, this seems to open up the possibility of coordination between two teams, which is bad for the game".

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