Billy Beane has served in a wide variety of roles during his four decades with the Oakland A's, from player to scout to general manager of Moneyball fame. His job has continuously evolved over time and is changing once again, according to a team announcement on Friday.
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Beane, who has spent the last seven seasons as executive vice president of baseball operations, will now take on more of an advisory role with the organization. According to Friday's press release, Beane will now work closely with owner John Fisher as Senior Advisor to the Managing Partner while continuing to support baseball operations.
In other words, it sounds like Beane will be less involved in the day-to-day work of baseball operations. Rather than solving problems on the field and dealing with things like roster construction, drafting, etc., he'll seemingly be more focused on helping ownership with bigger-picture initiatives while still having a hand in baseball ops.
This is clearly a step up for Beane, who now has the ear of ownership and can influence the organization from a high level. He also gets to remove himself from the daily grind of working in baseball operations -- a 24/7 job that has consumed much of his life for the last 25 years.
Beane will try to help the A's from above as they look to bounce back from a 60-102 season. Oakland is currently tied for the worst World Series odds for 2023 (+15000) on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.
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