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A's Post-Season Interview: Farhan Zaidi, P. 1

What is Barton's future with the A's?

As the weather cools, the fun heats up for front offices around baseball. The Oakland A's front office is busy planning the moves that will set the tone for the 2009 season. We recently sat down with A's Baseball Operations Analyst Farhan Zaidi for an extensive interview about 2008 and plans for 2009. In part 1, we discuss Daric Barton, the possibility of the A's targeting free agents, and more...

OaklandClubhouse: I wanted to get a sense of how you felt the season went, not just the record of the major league team, but how the organization came out at the end of the year? Farhan Zaidi: Obviously at the big league level it was a tale of two seasons. We came out and exceeded expectations in the first half, kind of the way that we have done it the past few years, really with pitching and...

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