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A's extend Beane, Crowley through 2019

Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff says general manager Billy Beane and president Michael Crowley have reached agreements to remain with the team through the 2019 season.

Wolff told Bloomberg Television on Tuesday that he expects both executives to sign contract extensions within 30 days.

"I view them as partners as well as executives," Wolff told Bloomberg. "So if they are here another 30 years, that is fine with me. I may not be here to see it, but that will be fine."

Beane and Crowley both received contract extensions in June 2007 through the 2014 season.

Beane, of course, gained a reputation for building contenders on a budget since taking over as GM in 1997, while Crowley joined the organization about a year later.

Both executives are limited partners in the A's ownership group.

Actor Brad Pitt is nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Beane in the movie "Moneyball," which was based on the Michael Lewis book. The awards are February 26.