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How they made the playoffs: the Oakland Athletics
Maybe the movie “Moneyball” was just a teaser for the 2012 Athletics, a cast of misfits and role players who came together to shock the baseball world by winning the American League West on the final day of the season.
This team was certainly a typical production of general manager Billy Beane. With a payroll of only $52.8 million, the A's highest paid player, Yoenis Cespedes, made $6.5 million....