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It's back to work for MLB after the break

...stars is looking for the franchise's first World Series title in 25 years. Sensing an opportunity, general manager Billy Beane got an early jump on the deadline when he acquired pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel in a deal with the Chicago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-17/its-back-work-mlb-after-
Former A's, Dodgers pitcher Bob Welch dies

...instructor for the A's in recent years."This is a sad day for the entire A's organization," general manager Billy Beane said. "Those of us who knew Bob as a teammate and a friend will miss him greatly."Welch was drafted in the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-10/former-dodgers-pitcher-b
Andre Ethier gets starting nod in center field for Los Angeles Dodgers

...were added and Chris Capuano was not on the roster.The Cardinals made no roster moves. ATHLETICS: General manager Billy Beane plans to keep his club as close to intact as possible to make another run at the playoffs next year, and that starts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-11/andre-ethier-gets-starti
Tax hike on players' minds during baseball negotiations

...filing jointly under the federal Affordable Care Act, a rise to 2.35 percent.Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane figures agents will be on top of the changes ? but the results of negotiations about the fiscal cliff are unpredictable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-11-22/tax-hike-players-minds-d
A's starter Bartolo Colon suspended 50 games for testing positive for testosterone

...infielder Freddy Galvis and free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd were suspended 50 games each in June.General manager Billy Beane received word from MLB earlier Wednesday and began searching for a starter to take Colon's turn in the rotation Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-08-22/starter-bartolo-colon-su
Drug testing back in Bay Area spotlight

...Wednesday morning as A's players prepared for their afternoon series finale with the Minnesota Twins. General manager Billy Beane heard word from MLB only shortly before the announcement was made.The clubhouse became silent, then a closed-door...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-08-23/drug-testing-back-bay-ar
Baseball's wild-card playoff games have supporters and critics

...don't like it. I don't think it's fair."No matter, it's a new era in baseball. Oakland general manager Billy Beane can accept that, and sees all sides to the fresh playoff format."Yeah, listen, it's great and it's terrible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-10-04/baseballs-wild-card-play
Beane, A's believe in pitching staff

...That's what they have become during the endless holding pattern in their slow journey toward a badly needed stadium.Billy Beane long ago could have had a general manager gig with one of baseball's big spenders, but he has remained in Oakland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2010-01-31/beane-believe-pitching-
Baseball | Sports
A's want Thomas back

...Frank Thomas, offering the Big Hurt a two-year deal. The A's made the offer on Thursday - when general manager Billy Beane spoke to Thomas' agent, Arn Tellem. Thomas has repeatedly said he wanted nothing less than a two-year deal, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/07/bas_99574.shtml
Baseball
A's fire Geren, hire Melvin

...a nine-game losing streak and rampant speculation about the tenuous status of manager Bob Geren, general manager Billy Beane felt he had no other choice than to make a change at skipper.The A's fired a manager during the season for the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2011-06-10/fire-geren-hire-melvin