BOB MELVIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oakland A’s Set Starting Rotation

USATSI Manager Bob Melvin has announced the Oakland A’s starting rotation for the beginning of the season.  Sonny Gray, who made a name for himself against Detroit in Game 2 of the ALDS, will start on March 31st against Cleveland and be followed by Scott Kazmir, Jesse Chavez, Dan Straily and Tommy Milone. The Opening Day honors were expected to go to Jarrod Parker, but he was...
Via TopSportsReport
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds continue difficult road trip

While the Oakland Athletics have stumbled of late, manager Bob Melvin is hoping a much-needed day off will help them regroup. The Athletics try to avoid losing three straight for the first time in six weeks Tuesday night when they open a two-game set against the visiting Cincinnati Reds. After compiling a 2.53 ERA in winning 21 of 26, Oakland (44-34) has recorded a 5.00 ERA while...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletics still miffed about 9th-inning call

Athletics manager Bob Melvin still believes he witnessed a home run, and nothing will change his mind. Unfortunately, there's nothing he can do about it. Melvin said Thursday that he has been in contact with Major League Baseball regarding the disputed ninth-inning call in Wednesday night's game. Umpires ruled that a ball hit by Oakland's Adam Rosales with two outs...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob Melvin receives 2-year extension from A’s

Bob Melvin led the A’s to a surprising, dramatic turnaround season in 2012, and now it’s going to pay off. Both Melvin and the team agreed on Monday to a two-year extension, keeping the A’s manger with in Oakland through the 2016 season. The extension comes partly because his name isn’t Bob Melvin or Ken Macha, but more so because he led the club to a 94-68 record and its...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

A's manager Melvin receives extension

Athletics manager Bob Melvin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season after leading Oakland to a surprising AL West title last year. The A's announced Monday that Melvin, the reigning AL Manager of the Year, received a new deal. Oakland became the first team in major league history to win a division or pennant after trailing by five games with less...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland gives manager Bob Melvin 2-year extension

Athletics manager Bob Melvin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season after leading Oakland to a surprising AL West title last year. The A's announced Monday that Melvin, the reigning AL Manager of the Year, received a new deal. Oakland became the first team in major league history to win a division or pennant after trailing by five games with less...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Bob Melvin, on Five Rookie Pitchers

Bob Melvin was named American League Manager of the Year after leading the overachieving Oakland A’s to a playoff berth. It was an honor well-deserved. The 51-year-old former big-league catcher knows how to nurture young talent, and the squad he skippered was laden with first- and second-year players. Melvin discussed five rookie members of his pitching staff during last week...
Via Fangraphs
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Melvin Top AL Manager

On Tuesday, Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin earned his second Manager of the Year award, becoming the sixth manager to win the award in both the American League and the National League.
Via athletics.scout.com
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Bob Melvin, Davey Johnson Named AL, NL Managers of the Year

Bob Melvin and Davey Johnson each won their second Manager of the Year award on Tuesday. Melvin won in a close race over Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Melvin led the Oakland Athletics to a 94-68 record in 2012 — a drastic improvement over their 74-88 finish in 2011. Melvin narrowly beat Showalater by just eight points. Melvin earned 16 first-place votes and 12 second...
Via NESN.com
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Chili Davis named A's hitting coach under Melvin

The Oakland Athletics have hired Chili Davis as hitting coach to complete Bob Melvin's staff heading into 2012. Davis spent the first seven of his 19 major league seasons with the San Francisco Giants. Returning to the Bay Area to work under Melvin - who twice expressed interest in his former teammate Davis to coach during previous managerial positions - was appealing. He worked...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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