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Barry Zito and Tim Hudson to pitch against each other

Time to party like it’s the early-to-mid 2000s! The Oakland Athletics announced on Tuesday that 37-year-old Barry Zito will be their starting pitcher this coming Saturday. That means he’ll face 40-year-old former teammate Tim Hudson when the A’s play the San Francisco Giants. It’s Happening: Bob Melvin announced that Barry Zito will start Saturday vs. Tim Hudson. http...
Via The Outside Corner
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite losing season, A's extend manager Melvin with 2-year deal

OAKLAND, Calif. — Bob Melvin knows new contracts are rare in losing seasons, so he is cherishing Oakland's commitment to him as a long-term leader of the organization. The Athletics manager received a two-year contract extension Wednesday that takes him through the 2018 season. ''It's not lost on me that during a year like this, these are things that don't typically happen,'' Melvin...
Via Associated Press
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: A's to give manager Bob Melvin contract extension

The Oakland Athletics may be having one of the toughest seasons they've had in quite some time, but that doesn't mean they're headed for a shakeup. Quite the contrary, actually: on Wednesday, the A's announced a press conference for 3:30 Pacific time, and Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle confirmed that manager Bob Melvin will be the recipient of a multi-year contract extension....
Via Fox Sports
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Melvin: 'Uncomfortable' infield dynamic led to A's replacing Gallego with Washington

On Monday, the Oakland Athletics grabbed the headlines by relieving third base coach Mike Gallego of his duties and replacing him with Ron Washington, who had been hired by the club in May as a special infield instructor.  The news was a moderate surprise to those that follow the club, though some had their suspicions something would happen with both coaches around the club for...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Manager Bob Melvin confident A's will start winning soon

At 12-21, the Oakland A's aren't having a great time out there on the field right now. Despite that, manager Bob Melvin is confident in his squad's ability to turn things around soon. After the A's dropped Sunday's game 4-3 to Felix Hernandez, securing a sweep at the hands of the Seattle Mariners, Melvin held a postgame meeting with his players. Based on his quotes afterwards, Melvin...
Via Fox Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh coaches first base for A's (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh stepped in to coach first base for the Oakland A's during Saturday's spring training game in Arizona against the L.A. Angels.Harbaugh came into the game in the third inning wearing a full A's uniform and stayed there for the rest of the game.Harbaugh is close with A's manager Bob Melvin, and...
Via Holdout Sports
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

A's hire Mike Aldrete to replace Chip Hale as bench coach

  The Athletics have hired former Oakland and San Francisco first baseman and outfielder Mike Aldrete as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff. Aldrete fills a vacancy left when Chip Hale became Arizona's manager earlier this month. Aldrete joins Melvin's staff for the third time in his 13-year coaching career after spending the past three seasons as bench coach of the St. Louis...
Via Associated Press
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Who will replace Chip Hale?

The bench coach for the Oakland A’s, Chip Hale, was recently hired as the Arizona Diamondbacks new manager. Hale has been with the Athletics since 2011 and has long been considered manager material. Known for his strong work ethic and strong leadership, Hale will be missed on the Oakland A’s coaching staff and players. So who will replace Hale as the new Athletics bench coach...
Via isportsweb.com
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Melvin rips A’s after sweep by Angels

Your browser does not support iframes. Bob Melvin ripped his Oakland A’s after they lost to the Angels 9-1 on Sunday, which ended a 4-game sweep by their AL West rivals. The A’s entered Thursday’s series opener one game behind the Angels in the division and ended up five games back after Sunday. “What can […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Ben Zobrist edition

Ben Zobrist After the recent monster trade the Oakland A’s completed with the Chicago Cubs, the starting rotation has officially been upgraded. The next order of business is to upgrade the Athletics’ only other weak spot – second base. It has been rumored that the Oakland A’s wanted Chase Utley but since Utley does not plan on waiving his no-trade rights, there is a slim...
Via isportsweb.com
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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