Athletics

Athletics

The big question on everyone's mind is "will he or won't he" when it comes to Kyler Murray.

That question is whether or not he will play for the A's, or will he somehow be talked into joining the NFL after his Heisman Trophy win

In a Monday interview on "The Happy Hour" during the MLB Winter Meetings, A's executive vice president of operations Billy Beane was asked if there was any concern if Murray would be lured into the NFL, despite many reports stating he's sticking to baseball.

Beane's answer was rather simple.

"I'm more concerned with my starting pitching, let's put it that way," he said.

First things first, Beane seems to be sleeping well at night knowing Murray will stick to playing on a diamond.

Secondly, yes -- the A's really need starting pitching. 

So far, NBC Sports California has reported the A's have reached out to Edwin Jackson, Trevor Cahill, Clay Buchholz and Shelby Miller. And let's not forget the team surprisingly non-tendered Mike Fiers, who put up solid numbers last season.

 

The waiting continues in that department, but Murray still is en route to being in a baseball uniform.