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Nationals fire Matt Williams, coaching staff

...the front office after other clubs sought to hire him, so they promoted him to general manager Monday and elevated Billy Beane to executive vice president of baseball operations.Forst just completed his 16th year with the low-budget franchise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-10-05/nationals-fire-matt-will
Surprises could be in store in second half of MLB season

...team that isn't climbing back into contention. And it should be a busy two weeks before the trade deadline for GM Billy Beane, with Mr. Versatile Ben Zobrist, closer Tyler Clippard (17 saves) and starter Scott Kazmir (2.49 ERA) all very...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-16/surprises-could-be-store
Trade-happy clubs in West enjoy beefed-up rosters

...Brandon Moss to Cleveland and catcher Derek Norris to San Diego. That was just the start of it for general manager Billy Beane.A's assistant GM David Forst can chuckle now about the constant dealing of players that topped even some of Oakland's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-07/trade-happy-clubs-west-e
A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

...record in baseball at 66-41, also received cash from Boston in another blockbuster deal by A's general manager Billy Beane. The Red Sox also get a draft pick in a deal confirmed by both teams."I believe that the deliberations leading to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-31/get-lester-gomes-red-sox
Yankees, GM Brian Cashman agree on three-year deal

...47-year-old Cashman has been in his job longer than every GM in baseball except San Francisco's Brian Sabean and Oakland's Billy Beane.The Yankees have missed the postseason the past two seasons, the first time they've done that since 1992-93...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-10/yankees-gm-brian-cashman
Pitcher Jon Lester's decision on team could come Tuesday

...the Giants or Cubs. ESPN's Buster Olney said Lester's choice is expected by Tuesday.Athletics general manager Billy Beane is watching the bidding without getting personally involved from his position with the low-payroll A's."That...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-08/pitcher-jon-lesters-deci
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-
Miami's McGehee, Seattle's Young are baseball's comeback players of the year

...have greater hands-on management of the Dodgers than he did in Oakland, where he was more of a sounding board to GM Billy Beane."There's such a great amount of potential, that's what excited me," Zaidi said.Joining him in the front...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-07/miamis-mcgehee-seattles-
Giancarlo Stanton "all-in" after signing lucrative deal with Marlins

...his old club did not, and Butler is someone who prides himself in loyalty ? in this case to A's general manager Billy Beane's persistence and interest in striking a quick deal.The versatile Butler finalized a $30 million, three-year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-19/giancarlo-stanton-all-af
Gutsy trades bring Lester, Shields together for AL wild-card game

...the A's were still searching for their own. They already had several front-line starters, but general manager Billy Beane had been stung by postseason disappointments, and he coveted a horse for such high-leverage games.Turns out that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-29/gutsy-trades-bring-leste