Based on a true story, Brad
plays Billy Beane
, the general manager of the Oakland A's who attempts to turn around the team's fortunes despite a meager budget. With the help of a clever Ivy League grad's (played by Jonah Hill
) uncanny grasp of statistics, Beane tries to buck the system by packing the roster with inexpensive-but-effective choices -- all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games.