Yesterday, just an hour or so before the Oakland Athletics officially announced that Ken Macha would become their new manager, I talked to Billy Beane about Macha. Mostly, Beane talked about Macha's communication skills and his leadership abilities (which go hand in hand, of course).
One thing that Beane didn't mention was Macha's performance as a minor-league manager. So I asked ... Did Beane take that into consideration, when he was deciding whether or not Macha was the man for the job?
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