I decided to stay! Yay! (photo: Leaders Event/flickr)
With Moneyball coming out on Blu-Ray last week and talks about the movie being nominated for an Oscar, I thought this would be a perfect time to take a look at where everyone is now.
The book and movie are fairly different, so I will be taking people from both. I will be breaking these into three different posts (the staff, the players and the 2002 draft). So without further ado…
Billy Beane: General Manager of the Oakland Athletics: Almost ten years later and Billy Beane is still the GM in Oakland, since Moneyball he has also become a minority owner of the team. He still has failed to bring a championship to Oakland.
Paul DePodesta: Assistant General Manager to Billy Beane goes by the name Peter Brand in the movie: Paul DePodesta left the A’s in 2004 to work as the GM for the LA Dodgers, he was fired in 2005. Currently, he is the vice president of player development and scouting for the New York Mets.
Steve Schott: Owner of the Oakland Athletics: Schott sold the Oakland A’s to now owner, Lewis Wolff, in 2005.
Grady Fuson: Head of Scouting for the Oakland Athletics: Grady Fuson left the A’s in 2002 to work for the Texas Rangers as their Assistant GM. He returned to Oakland in 2010 and is currently a special assistant to Billy Beane.
Art Howe: Manager of the Oakland Athletics: After the 2002 season Art Howe left Oakland to go manage the New York Mets. Howe has not been in baseball since 2008, when he was a bench coach for the Texas Rangers.
Ron Washington: Third Base Coach for the Oakland Athletics: Everyone in Oakland thought that Ron Washington would be a sure thing for the managerial job once Ken Macha was fired after the 2006 season. Much to the fan’s dismay, Bob Geren was hired instead, shortly after the announcement Wash accepted the manager job for the Texas Rangers and he currently still manages for them. Ron Washington has taken the Rangers to back-to-back World Series, but has come up short both times.