DePodesta learning his craft with A's

A's assistant GM Paul DePodesta discusses his job along with the challenges of remaining a contender year in and year out in Oakland.

Originally Published: March 11, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Paul DePodesta isn't a household name, not even in households where the big-screen TV is frequently tuned to ESPN. And this doesn't seem to bother him a whole lot, because he's young and he knows his time will come. At least for now, DePodesta still serves as Billy Beane's right-hand man, and last week I sat down with him in his office at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, spring-training home of the Oakland Athletics.

Neyer: I'll start with an easy question ... Aside from keeping everybody healthy, ...

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