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Friday, September 30, 2011
Athletics general manager Billy Beane expects to hear “very soon” from Commissioner Bud Selig about whether the club will be allowed to move south to San Jose and build a new ballpark.
“We’ve been told a number of times a decision was near,” Beane said Thursday. “Over 2 1/2 years we’ve been told it a number of times. This time I’m going to believe it. … We expect some resolution of the situation very soon. That certainly would be helpful from my standpoint and everybody else’s on the club to determine what direction we’re going.”
Beane said the decision on where the A’s play in the near future would affect how he approaches free agency this winter.
Also Thursday, Beane put to rest any speculation that he might depart for the Chicago Cubs’ vacant GM job, saying, “I have a little trip planned but I will be here.”
“We’re in a little bit of a flux right now,” said Beane, who has five potential free agents including the entire starting outfield of slugger Josh Willingham, Coco Crisp and David DeJesus.
Posted: September 30, 2011 at 01:37 AM | 4 comment(s)
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