On Thursday, the A’s held their season recap just as the Giants did across the Bay. I just finished reading the coverage of the A’s post mortem in the papers and I was struck by a major difference. The Giants articles stressed what happened and what will happen with the team. The A’s articles led off with Billy Beane news.

You know the deal. He will return to the A’s and he won’t go to the Cubs, etc.

So, twice in one week Beane has overshadowed the team, first with Moneyball and now this.

The team should come first. The general manager should be a background figure.

I am not blaming Beane but I am saying things are out of whack at the A’s. When the team becomes more newsworthy than the GM you’ll know the A’s finally are on the right track.