Billy Beane

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2014 record: 88-74, 2nd place in AL West

Manager: Bob Melvin, 5th season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $81.6 million

7m

It has become a running joke among members of the Nationals' media corps, that if they make a sequel to the 2011 Oscar-nominated film 'Moneyball,' they will have to cast somebody as Mike Rizzo.

9m

Most years, there’s no baseball news during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend. This isn’t most years.

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