Presto! It's a platoon
Oakland A's GM Billy Beane is at the forefront of another trend in baseball
Originally Published: March 5, 2014By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine
Jason Schneider for ESPNPlatooning is actually an old trend in baseball. But it works, well, like magic.
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Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.