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A’s Billy Beane promoted to Senior Advisor to the Managing Partner

Nov 18, 2022, 11:28 AM | Updated: 1:22 pm
Oakland Athletics Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Bean accepts an award for 2...
OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 30: Oakland Athletics Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Bean accepts an award for 2018 MLB Executive of the Year before the game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on March 30, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Oakland A’s announced on Friday they’ve promoted Billy Beane to Senior Advisor to the Managing Partner.

The new role will see Beane, a former general manager with the A’s, work closely with owner John Fisher. General Manager David Forst will now head baseball operations.

According to a press release from the team, Beane’s new role includes providing guidance on “broader organizational matters.”

“I’m incredibly proud of the 33 years I’ve spent here in Oakland, and I look forward to continuing with the A’s in this new role,” Beane said in the press release. “I am eager to help guide the direction of the organization alongside ownership. If I have done anything well during my time at the A’s it is to create a succession plan, and no one is more prepared to take the helm than David. It has been a privilege to work alongside him for all these years and I look forward to continuing to be a resource for him.”

Since 2015, Beane has been the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations. Prior to that role, he spent 18 years as the team’s general manager. He was twice named Major League Executive of the Year by Baseball America and The Sporting News Executive of the Year in 1999 and 2012.

“Billy is and will always be an Athletic,” Fisher said in the team’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.”

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