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Oakland A's Q&A: VT Mgr. Rick Magnante

Magnante has been with the A's since 1998.

TROY, NY - The Oakland A's short-season affiliate, the Vermont Lake Monsters, finished their 2012 regular season on Wednesday night with a victory. Although the Lake Monsters finished well out of the post-season race, several players had strong individual campaigns. A week-and-a-half ago Donald Moore spoke with Lake Monsters' manager Rick Magnante about his club.

Rick Magnante has been a vital contributor to the development of young players within the Oakland A's system since 1998. Magnante served as a scout with the A's from 1998-2007. As a scout, Magnante was responsible for scouting and signing players in the Southern California region, including Barry Zito, Eric Byrnes, Bobby Crosby, Ryan Ludwick and Grant Desme, among others. In 2006, he also added...

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