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TK interviews BB : "Right now, nobody’s happy"

Interesting interview with BB from the Mercury News' Tim Kawakami . There is also a follow up column from TK in the Merc as well. In a nutshell, by the tone of Beane's answers, he sounds exhausted by the whole stadium/venue/move ordeal. You can tell he's not happy (especially trying to lure or maintain good players to the A's), but at the same time trying to be diplomatic and assuring to the fanbase as any GM/owner should be.

 

Some other interesting excerpts:

 

Are we rebuilding? No, but I think we’re building right now and I think we’re heading in a good direction.

If we’re playing in this stadium in five years, a lot of these players won’t be here. Fact. Shouldn’t surprise anybody. There’s no other way to operate here without doing that.

You’re not going to make anybody happy. Right now, nobody’s happy. And that’s why some direction one way or the other is going to help everyone. Not just the people who follow the team but the people who run the team.

This is my 21st year, 22nd year in the organization, so I’ve been through cycles where we couldn’t develop pitchers. Now we can’t develop position players.

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