Billy Beane talks MLB’s international appeal, says Mike Trout would be soccer superstar in Germany

The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching, which means Oakland A’s front-office guru Billy Beane is a very busy man. As always.

Managing the roster is a constant challenge for Beane, now the A’s executive vice president of baseball operations, and GM David Forst given the budgetary restraints that have been a reality of baseball in Oakland for a couple decades. The July 31 non-wavier trade deadline has been a Beane showcase for years, and 2017 has been no different. The A’s have already traded relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to the Nationals, and starting pitcher Sonny Gray is No. 1 on the list of coveted-and-available starting pitchers.

SPOX, Sporting News’ partner site and the official home of MLB in Germany, interviewed Beane about a wide range of topics. Below are excerpts of the interview (questions are paraphrased, answers are not).

Mitchell then took to Twitter to say he was able to spend the night at home but will need further testing.

Mitchell went undrafted in 2014 but has spent time with multiple Summer League teams in the NBA. Last summer he spent time with the Knicks.

“I’m looking up and my eye’s still moving but it’s out here,” he said Friday. “I touched it and I immediately wanted to push it back in and I was like, ‘That’s a bad idea.’ I could still see, I could still move it. I never lost vision, never Cheap Youth Basketball Jerseys went blurry, thank God. It’s feeling much better.

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