Oakland always seems competitive to those that don't actually have time to pay attention to the rest of the MLB. It wasn't long ago that some were suggesting that Beane had lost his touch. Their farm system actually doesn't produce that much talent (hardly any tbh). Beane has done a great job by taking the castoffs from other teams while making great trades acquiring near MLB ready prospects.
Could someone explain how Oakland always seems to be very competitive with their very limited payroll? And to top it off they have a farm system that continues to turn out great talent. Also, how Billy Beane can deal away all these pitchers every few years and brings in a few veterans to mix with his rookie pitchers and they still just WIN?