One of the strangest seasons we have seen in years occurred with the 2014 Oakland Athletics. They started the season on fire and by June they were the best team in baseball. Mr. Money Ball himself Billy Beane wheeled and dealed his team to first place and were flying high. But we have been there before with this team. Clearly Beane knew it too. He went out of character and traded his best prospect in Addison Russell for ace pitcher Jeff Samardzija.