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Postby wrveres » Mon Oct 27, 2003 2:36 am

TIMES NEWS SERVICES wrote:Mariners seeking permission to talk to Beane

The Seattle Mariners have asked for permission to interview A's general manager Billy Beane, the Seattle Times reported.

According to the paper, two sources said permission has not been granted, but A's spokesman Sam Spear told the paper, "The A's haven't had any response to Seattle's request yet."

The Mariners are looking for a replacement for Pat Gillick, who resigned as general manager but is staying with the club as a consultant.

Another candidate, according to the paper, is Montreal GM Omar Minaya, who already has interviewed with the Mariners.

The team also is interested in a couple of in-house candidates and may add Giants assistant GM Ned Colletti and Giants director of player personnel Dick Tidrow to its list of candidates, the paper said
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 27, 2003 2:44 am

The A's said no. I'll find the article in a minute.
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 27, 2003 2:49 am

Ok, found it:

It's official: A's won't let Beane talk to Mariners

Bob Finnigan Seattle Times staff reporter

In a final word yesterday, the Oakland Athletics confirmed that they have refused Seattle's request to interview Billy Beane for the Mariners' vacant general manager post.


Switching targets, the Mariners might interview Paul DePodesta, Beane's assistant GM in Oakland.

The Mariners could do this without asking permission, since DePodesta's contract with Oakland expires Oct. 31, although the A's reportedly are counting on him to attend the general managers' meetings in early November.


When the Series is over, Seattle also might ask the Yankees for permission to talk with Mark Newman, their director of player development, and/or Gordon Blakeley, the former scout who has risen in the New York organization to become vice president for baseball operations.


The Mariners are also thought to be interested in Dan Jennings, Florida director of player personnel. Like Blakeley, Jennings is a former Seattle scout (1988-95), who has risen to become right-hand man to Marlins GM Larry Beinfest.


But after conflicting reports, Beane was definitely off the list.


"The A's have no interest in permitting Beane to speak to the Mariners about the position for obvious reasons, nor does he have interest in pursuing the position," Oakland A's president Michael Crowley said in a statement yesterday.


"Billy is one of the top general managers in the game, and his name routinely surfaces when positions become available," said Crowley. "However, Billy is under contract with the A's through the 2008 season, and at no time has he given me any indication that he is interested in pursuing a similar position in Seattle."


Beane later told the San Francisco Chronicle, "I'll let the press release speak for itself."


On Thursday, while multiple sources, some from within the Oakland organization, said that owner Steve Schott had refused Seattle permission to talk with Beane, Schott's personal public-relations man called a Bay Area reporter late and said the original statement was not correct. Instead, the official response was: "The A's haven't had any response to Seattle's request yet."


Guesswork is that Beane was informed of the statement confirming the rejection and kicked up a fuss, leading Schott's personal spokesman to issue the statement that was conflicting and confusing.


Hearing of the switch, Seattle officials reportedly called the Oakland club yesterday and were assured that the Athletics' original statement stood.


The Seattle club is not expected to name a replacement for Pat Gillick until some time in the first two weeks of November.


Bob Finnigan: 206-464-8276 or mailto:bfinnigan@seattletimes.com


Updated on Saturday, Oct 25, 2003 9:03 am EDT

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Postby wrveres » Mon Oct 27, 2003 2:56 am

Thanks, kinda hard seeing it anyways, since they are division rivals ... :-)
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 27, 2003 2:59 am

No problem at all. ;-D Seemed odd to me, that's why I've been following it.
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Postby Bukoski77 » Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:37 am

AUGHHHHHHHHHHHH.............................................

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Any baseball franchise that can once a year in a respective three year period lose the best player at 3 different positions, Randy Johnson (some might have ranked Pedro ahead but he was still unreal)..... A-Rod ( I will accept no argument, he stole bases then ).... finally Ken Gimpy Junior ( Yes he was the best centerfielder in baseball then )...... and follow up that three year period bye setting the MLB record for wins in a season (2001)

DOES NOT DESERVE BILLY BEANE, SCREW DESERVE THEY DONT NEED HIM.

I'm an Oakland fan for gosh sake. I can deal with Giambi slapping post season HR's around for the Yanks, for some reason he wouldnt do it for Oakland, but not loseing Beane to the Mariners. That just wouldnt be right.
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Postby mightyian5 » Mon Oct 27, 2003 11:20 am

yeah. the A's are my second team, mainly due to mr. zito whom i idolize. id hate to see beane anywhere but there. boston tried to steal him last year, so who will it be this year??
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