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A's Melvin on board with rule change

A's manager Bob Melvin is OK with the new rule that will allow a dugout sign to move a batter to first base for an intentional walk instead of having pitchers toss four balls.
Via Athletics.com
5 days ago

Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days

MESA, Ariz. (AP) As Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with young baseball players at the team's academy in his home country. And keeping up with his throwing program so he is ready to go once he gets to the Arizona desert. A's manager Bob Melvin is hopeful that could be ''any day...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A Good Sign: Melvin Embracing The “4-5 out” Save/Hold

In Alex Hall’s Friday post, A’s manager Bob Melvin was quoted twice. To Jane Lee he suggested he might not be wedded to having one closer and to Susan Slusser he indicated he felt the luxury of stretching out his best relievers to get 4-6 outs. Let’s analyze... It has long been observed that "closer by committee" does not work — it basically never does — but to some extent...
Via Athletics Nation
9 days ago

Chip Hale finds comfortable landing spot with Athletics

MESA, Ariz.  -- The day in early October when Chip Hale lost his job as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, he called his good friend Bob Melvin. Just to talk. The two go back many years in baseball -- Hale was Melvin's third base coach in Arizona from 2007-09 and bench coach in Oakland from 2012-14 -- and Hale considers Melvin his baseball coaching mentor. Not long after that...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Diamondbacks manager Hale at home with A's as coach

MESA, Ariz. (AP) The day in early October when Chip Hale lost his job as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, he called his good friend Bob Melvin. Just to talk. The two go back many years in baseball - Hale was Melvin's third base coach in Arizona from 2007-09 and bench coach in Oakland from 2012-14 - and Hale considers Melvin his baseball coaching mentor. Not long after that...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

With so many options, A's may not need traditional closer

MESA, Ariz. (AP) If the Oakland Athletics can jump out to a lead this season, they should be in great shape. As pitchers and catchers reported Wednesday, manager Bob Melvin reflected on his numerous options to close out games. So many options, in fact, that he might not even need a traditional closer. ''We may not have one particular closer,'' Melvin said. ''We may do things...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Butler heads to concussion DL after fight with teammate

The Oakland Athletics’ miserable season hit a new low over the weekend, and it’s going to keep one of the team’s best sluggers out of action for at least a week. The A’s placed designated hitter Billy Butler on Major League Baseball’s seven-day concussion disabled list after Butler was hit in the temple by teammate Danny Valencia in a clubhouse fight Friday. According...
Via NESN.com
August 23, 2016  |  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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