Here’s part one of an exclusive interview that Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com conducted this week with Billy Beane, general manager of the team with the best record in the major leagues …
Topics include the Jeff Samardzija move, Theo Epstein, and trade deadline dealings in general.
The second part of the interview airs on Wednesday. We’ll pass along the video when it’s released.
The Red Sox announced that starter Steven Wright underwent a left knee arthroscopy and debridement on Monday in New York. There is no timetable yet for his recovery, so it is still not known if he will be ready for spring training.
Wright, 34, was bothered by left knee issues throughout the 2018 season. He made four starts and 16 relief appearances totaling 53 2/3 innings, posting a 2.68 ERA with 42 strikeouts and 26 walks. Wright was on the ALDS roster but was removed due to the knee issue and did not appear in the postseason.
Wright is entering his second of three years of arbitration eligibility. He is due a raise on his $1.1 million salary. The Red Sox could non-tender him, but that seems unlikely.