( Mark J. Terrill )
A's lose to Dodgers; Beane talks about change in approach

07/29/2015 11:45 PM PDT
General manager Billy Beane explained his flurry of trades last winter in part by saying 'I'm too old to be on a five-year rebuild.'' Then in the middle of trading away starter Scott Kazmir, closer Tyler Clippard and versatile Ben Zobrist over the course of the last week, Beane said 'we're focusing on some guys who are a little further away (from the big leagues).'