How Much Did The Red Sox Offer Billy Beane?
Billy Beane was offered $12.5 million for a five-year deal by the Red Sox. The deal was made after the 2002 season.
The Red Sox tried to lure Billy from the Athletics while he was working as a GM. They put forward a five-year, 12.5 million deal to become their GM.
Billy Beane Red Sox offer was actually turned down. It has been over 20 years since he did not go to Boston, and he has no regrets. Billy wanted to stay in Oakland, and since then, he has had a great run and enjoyed it in California.
Although the A's have had some challenges, they have also had their successes since the winter of 2002, and Beane has not regretted the decision once.
He wanted to watch his daughter grow up and be there for the family. She is now all grown up and works as the Head of Investor Relations at Balyasny Asset Management L.P. in Chicago.
Billy told NBC Sports in 2017 he knew that the Red Sox was in better hands with John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino. He always knew what he was turning down and knew that Theo Epstein would be in charge.