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Thursday, October 8, 2009
A's Forst not a Padres GM candidate

A bit of non-news from Oakland: Two things.

First, the assumption for some time has been that David Forst has as much power as any assistant GM in the majors, and that eventually he'll take the next step, presumably when Billy Beane gets bored. So it wouldn't be a big surprise if Forst is happy with the A's. Also, if the Padres want to hire an ex-A's assistant GM, why not just give the job to Paul DePodesta? He already works there!

And second, the word is quashed (not squashed). This is basic stuff, guys.