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Barry Zito and Tim Hudson to pitch against each other

Time to party like it’s the early-to-mid 2000’s! 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...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  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 AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A's reward manager Bob Melvin with 2-year contract extension

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin has received a two-year contract extension that takes him through the 2018 season. General manager Billy Beane made the announcement Wednesday with the A's sitting as the worst team in the American League this year following three straight playoff seasons. Oakland headed into Wednesday night's series finale against the AL...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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

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...
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...
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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