Athletics general manager Billy Beane plans to announce Oakland's new manager by week's end, saying Tuesday he had yet to choose between the three remaining candidates.
Ken Macha was out of a job Wednesday after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract, Oakland general manager Billy Beane said. Macha led the Athletics to a 275-211 record in three seasons.
Billy Beane already had envisioned his first deal as Boston's new general manager: Pedro Martinez to the Oakland Athletics.
Just when it appeared Oakland would have a new manager and a general manager for 2003, Billy Beane decided to stay.
Ken Macha was promoted from bench coach to manager of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday to replace Art Howe.