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Friday, November 18, 2022

Billy Beane Moves To Advisory Role With Athletics; GM David Forst To Oversee Baseball Operations

The A’s announced Friday that longtime executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane is transitioning into a new role — a senior advisor to managing partner John Fisher. He’ll “work closely with Fisher on strategic decisions,” per the press release, and will also “support the work of baseball operations now headed by general manager David Forst.”

“Billy is and will always be an Athletic,” Fisher said in a statement within today’s press release. “He is a trusted advisor to me and I look forward to continuing to work closely with him on strategic initiatives that impact our Club. This position at the ownership level allows Billy to pursue other non-baseball sporting interests while continuing to hold an important role with the A’s and me. I am also excited for David Forst to now serve as the head of baseball operations, while still continuing his long and successful partnership with Billy.”

Prior to this transition, Beane had been the longest-tenured baseball operations leader in the sport, having ascended to the post of general manager back in 1997. (That distinction now falls to Yankees GM Brian Cashman, who’s been running baseball ops in the Bronx since 1998.) Though Beane’s Athletics have never won a World Series, they’ve been a remarkably competitive club over the years in spite of working under some of the most stringent payroll restrictions in the game.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 18, 2022 at 04:04 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: November 19, 2022 at 01:36 PM (#6106164)
He'll finally have time to write that book.
   2. Jobu is silent on the changeup Posted: November 20, 2022 at 04:43 PM (#6106250)
"My #### Doesn't Work in the Playoffs. Or Without Dominant Starting Pitching."
   3. Swoboda is freedom Posted: November 21, 2022 at 06:49 AM (#6106271)
Will Beane still be in charge of chair throwing? Or is that part of Forst's job?
   4. Karl from NY Posted: November 21, 2022 at 03:08 PM (#6106326)
allows Billy to pursue other non-baseball sporting interests

That sounds interesting - anyone have any idea what that is? Some minor league soccer or basketball team? Pickleball? Curling?
   5. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: November 21, 2022 at 04:04 PM (#6106333)
"My #### Doesn't Work in the Playoffs. Or Without Dominant Starting Pitching."


Ah yes, who can forget the legendary pitching staffs of the 2018-2020 Oakland Athletics?

This canard should have been retired a long time ago.
   6. vortex of dissipation Posted: November 21, 2022 at 07:02 PM (#6106360)
That sounds interesting - anyone have any idea what that is? Some minor league soccer or basketball team?


He's the co-owner of Barnsley Football Club, which plays in the EFL League One, the third tier of the English football league system. That's my mother's home town...
   7. GGIAS (aka Poster Nutbag) Posted: November 21, 2022 at 08:39 PM (#6106374)
Will Beane still be in charge of chair throwing? Or is that part of Forst's job?


Is Frank Francisco available?

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