Oakland Athletics Assistant GM Billy Owens on A’s rookies

Oakland A’s Assistant GM Billy Owens has been a part of the A’s organization for 19 years. For the past 14 years, he has been responsible for providing input and recommendations for potential trades and free agent signings, and has had responsibilities in evaluation in the area of amateur scouting. We spoke with Owens about the A’s organization at the midway point of the 2017 season. In part one of that conversation, we chat about several rookies getting their feet wet in the big leagues with the A’s this season.