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Oakland A's Off-Season Q&A: Billy Owens

The Oakland A's are entering the 2013 season with raised expectations. We recently spoke with A's Director of Player Personnel Billy Owens about the team's recent acquisitions, their current philosophy on roster construction, the A's 2012 draft class, the international market and more...

OaklandClubhouse: I thought we could start with the two trades that the team made recently in getting John Jaso and Jed Lowrie. How do you feel like they are going to enhance the team that went to the playoffs last year? Billy Owens: They just continue the theme we had last year of having as much quality versatility and depth as possible. Jaso, last year I believe he hit .275 with 10 homeruns...

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