A little more than 10 years ago, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane famously turned down a five-year, $13 million offer from the Boston Red Sox to become the team’s G.M. Had he accepted, it would have made Beane the best-compensated general manager in the history of organized sports at the time — but he turned it down.
Don’t cry for Beane, however, it seems that he’s doing pretty well for himself. Coming off an AL West championship in 2012, the A’s are back at it again, leading the division by a game over Texas. And, as always, they’re doing it with a significantly smaller payroll than almost anyone in baseball.
Beane’s personal finances aren’t necessarily as strapped as the A’s, though. Beane is selling the Danville, Calif. home he’s owned for more than a decade, which Beane and his wife bought during the time that the Michael Lewis book Moneyball was being researched and written.
The couple bought the home in 2002 for $1.735 million, and are now looking to sell for $1.895 million — you can probably never go wrong investing in California real estate. The house itself isn’t necessarily all that unique, being thoroughly in the “McMansion” mold. However, it does have the expected perks of high-end living.
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