Hiroyuki Nakajima hearts Billy Beane

Billy Beane's charms are not to be underestimated. (Getty Images)

As you are no doubt aware, Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima recently inked a two-year pact with the A's. What persuaded Nakajima to accept Oakland's offer? Was it the promise of regular playing time? Was it their standing as AL West champs? Was it the redeemable U.S. currency? Or was it something else ...

Scientists have proved that the charms of A's GM Billy Beane are both boundless and without bound, so that those charms have spellbound Nakajima to such an extent is hardly surprising.

I suppose it's possible he's thinking of Brad Pitt.

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CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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