Bailey is Proof that A's Are on the Right Track

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane sees Andrew Bailey's rookie of the year award as reinforcement that a youth movement is the way to go.

Beane says the A's would remain "disciplined" in sticking to their model of building from within and giving young players chances at the big league level.

The 25-year-old Bailey was an All-Star in his first season as a reliever, with 26 saves and a 1.84 ERA. He was picked as the AL Rookie of the Year on Monday.

2009. Oakland finished with 75 wins for the second straight season and in last place in the AL West.

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