PHOENIX -- Bob Melvin has a thing about early. He likes early. A lot.
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Billy Beane spoke with reporters from the A's spring training facility Tuesday, for the first time publicly addressing his team's acquisition of veteran slugger Manny Ramirez.
PHOENIX -- Billy Beane successfully turned the Manny Ramirez signing into a two-day story Tuesday, which while he maintains is not the reason why the As signed the 40-year-old force of nature.