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Oakland A's Desperately Trying To Dissuade Kyler Murray From Entering NFL Draft

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Rita Gibson | 14 January, 2019, 07:55

According to reports Sunday, team officials from Oakland were set to meet with Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray in hopes of convincing the quarterback/outfielder he should choose baseball over football.

The Oklahoma quarterback has until Monday to declare for the National Football League draft or stick with baseball. It makes sense for the A's - if they are going to offer it - to wait until then to offer him the hefty amount.

The chances seem high at this point that Murray, who projects to be one of the first quarterbacks taken, will enter the draft.

The group from the A's organization will reportedly be fronted by team president Billy Beane.

In addition, MLB sent marketing executives from the league office to attend the meeting and present information regarding Murray's off-field earning potential, sources told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi. The most recent reports regarding Murray's decision were that he was leaning towards a football career, and planning to declare for the NFL Draft.

Perhaps this news will actually hurt Murray's draft stock.

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The A's have a lot invested in Kyler Murray, seeing as how they drafted him with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. Few people anticipated a Heisman-winning season, however, and that's complicated matters. The A's are in a tough spot with the possibility of losing Murray entirely.

Instead of this meeting clearing things up, it instead raised even more questions.

Major League Baseball clearly understands Murrays' dynamism.

Back in December, Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley said whichever sport Murray plays was a win-win.

And it appears Murray is going to milk the situation for all it is worth, and ask for a major raise, according to WFAA's Mike Leslie.

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