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Q&A: GM David Forst discusses the state of the Oakland Athletics’ present and future

OAKLAND — September is fast approaching and the Oakland A’s are tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the second wild card spot. With a rotation patched together with deadline acquisitions and next-man-up standouts outperforming and an offense that delivers night after night despite injuries and prolonged slumps to expensive sluggers, Oakland is looking primed for an exciting postseason push. I spoke with general manager David Forst about how the team came together and a bright 2020 that is hard to ignore despite 2019’s fun. Here’s a breakdown. QUESTION: You’ve taken three-of-four from Houston. You got the first win against the Yankees, you’re about to approach September. How do you feel about the team now? What are the teams strengths and weaknesses as you push toward the postseason? DAVID FORST: This is a team that is a lot like 2018 where, we’re playing about as well as we have all season going into September, which is a great place to be. Obviously taking three out of four from Houston is a really good sign. It not only allows us to pick up a few games…

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