A’s GM Billy Beane Remains Optimistic About New Ballpark

CBS Sacramento

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics general manager Billy Beane remains optimistic Oakland will get a new ballpark.

Someday, some way. He’s not sure how it will happen, but hopes it occurs during his tenure running the club.

“Because like everybody else, as much as everybody else likesstability, I can assure you nobody wants it more than I do,” Beane said. “I would anticipate it happening at some point.”

Beane spoke on a conference call to discuss Monday’s trade that sent reliever Tyler Clippard to the New York Mets for minor league pitcher Casey Meisner. The GM offered no specifics on a new ballpark other than to say, “maybe the environment is, maybe it’s right.” Beane noted it would make it “a lot easier to plan from a baseball operations standpoint.”

Former Commissioner Bud Selig repeatedly said the A’s couldn’t sustain themselves in the run-down Coliseum they share with the…

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