A's general manager Billy Beane has been named Baseball America's executive of the year, the publication announced on Tuesday.
Beane, who has been busy the last two days making two trades and signing free agent pitcher Scott Kazmir, has put together a team that won back-to-back American League West division titles in 2012 and 2013. The A's posted 190 regular-season wins in that stretch, though they were eliminated in the playoffs in both seasons by the Detroit Tigers.
It's the second time Beane has won the publication's award. He also won in 2002.
Following a 74-88 season in 2011, Beane traded away three all-star pitchers -- Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill, Andrew Bailey -- to acquire numerous young players who have played prominent roles in the A's resurgence.
Before the start of the 2013 season, Beane dealt for infielder Jed Lowrie, who became one of the top hitting shortstops in the league.