By Jason Wojciechowski on February 28, 2005 at 9:38 PM

Most important quote of the spring so far:

Will Beane remain in Oakland to watch his grand plan take shape again? He has an escape clause in his contract if the team is sold. Prospective owner Lew Wolff could assume control sometime after spring training, and Beane said he's begun preliminary talks with Wolff.

"My first impression was very, very good," Beane said. "I'm not looking for a reason to leave. I know a lot of things have to happen before the transition is complete."