The Oakland Athletics front office will look much different in 2023.
Longtime executive Billy Beane, who helped build the famed A’s teams of the ‘Moneyball’ era, stepped down on Friday from his role. The Athletics announced that Beane would move to a senior advisor role on the team’s website.
The team announced, “Oakland A’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane will assume a role as Senior Advisor to the Managing Partner, working closely with John Fisher on strategic decisions, the club announced today.”
The Oakland A’s have announced Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane will assume a new role as Senior Advisor to the Managing Partner. pic.twitter.com/F0kdOOEEll
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) November 18, 2022
Team owner John Fisher said in the statement, “Billy is and will always be an Athletic. … 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.”
Beane spent the past 33 years with the Athletics in their day-to-day operations. He’s most known for his work during the team’s Moneyball era in the early 2000s. Despite low payrolls, the team won multiple AL West Division Championships and housed some of the best players in the sport for a time. The team provided so many memories and made so much impact, a feature film was made about them.
In total, Beane stepped down from the A’s after they won seven AL West Division Championships, most recently in 2020. The team made the MLB postseason 11 times with Beane as GM or EVP of Baseball Operations.