Oakland A’s: David Forst not going anywhere
By David Hill
In theory, it may be fair to wonder about David Forst’s long term future with the Oakland A’s.
Although he had been promoted to the A’s president of baseball operations as Billy Beane moved into more of an advisory role, there has not been any word about a change to his contract status. Forst’s most recent extension, signed after the 2018 season, runs through 2023, potentially allowing him to explore other opportunities once the season is over.
Oakland A’s not letting David Forst go anywhere
That does not mean any changes are coming. The A’s value continuity in the front office, something that had been exemplified by Beane holding his position for over two decades. Forst himself has been a part of the A’s front office since 2004 and is being tasked with guiding the A’s through their most recent rebuilding process.
It would not make sense for the A’s to change the guiding voice in the midst of such a rebuild. While the roster is better heading into 2023 and there is more talent on the way, they are not going to be contending for a playoff berth. Unless his trades fail miserably and the A’s crater even further, there is no reason to make a switch at this point.
At the same time, it would not make sense for the A’s to move on from Forst. He was just promoted to his role as the president of baseball operations less than two months ago. The A’s are not a team that will promote someone just to let them walk away months later.
The A’s are going to figure out another contract with Forst. At some point, they will announce that he has been extended once more, locking him in for a few more years as he continues to guide the organization through the current era. Chances are, Forst will be a part of the A’s for as long as he wants to be.
In theory, Oakland A’s president of baseball operations David Forst will be able to look for another job next offseason. However, it is unlikely he is going anywhere.