A’s announce long-term extensions for Billy Beane, David Forst and Bob Melvin

The trio had been under contract through the conclusion of 2019

Karl Buscheck
October 29, 2018 - 12:45 pm

The Oakland A’s have officially locked in their three most important baseball decision makers, announcing long-term extensions for  executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane, general manager David Forst and manager Bob Melvin on Monday morning.

The release from the club even included a rare statement from John Fisher, managing general partner.

“I’m proud of the tremendous success of our team under the leadership of Billy, David and Bob and am excited to have that continue for years to come,” Fisher said.

Before the long-rumored deals were hammered out, Beane, Forst and Melvin were all working on contracts that expired at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

Per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle Melvin’s deal runs through the end of 2021 and pays him $3.5 million per season, up from the reported figure of $2.5 million he made a season ago.

Forst’s extension goes through 2023, but no details of Beane’s pact have been revealed.

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