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Oakland A's Mid-Season Q&A: Billy Owens, P. 2

How did the A's find Granier?

In part two of our mid-season conversation, we talk with the Oakland A's Director of Player Development about Arnold Leon, Drew Granier, Murphy Smith, Sonny Gray, Dan Straily, Grant Green, Jemile Weeks, Hiro Nakajima, Stephen Vogt, Josh Donaldson, Eric Sogard and the value of depth and versatility.

Click here to read Part One of this conversation. OaklandClubhouse: How would you assess Arnold Leon's transition back to the rotation after serving in the bullpen for pretty much all of last year? Billy Owens: I think that starting gives you more opportunities. He has the delivery for it. He's a strike-thrower, has a nice breaking ball and a solid change-up and his velocity still hovers in the...

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