A's to extend Billy Beane through 2019

Updated: February 8, 2012, 10:14 AM ET
Associated Press

Billy Beane is planning to stay in the Bay Area for the long haul.

Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff said Tuesday that the team has agreed to extend the contracts of the general manager as well as team president Michael Crowley through the 2019 season. Wolff, confirming comments first made on Bloomberg Television, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that the deals are in the process of being finalized.

Wolff is counting on Beane's leadership and innovation to lead the ...

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