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BOB MELVIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cespedes Provides Decisive Smash Against Former Team the Oakland Athletics

All it took was one blast off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes to send the Oakland Athletics (17-32) to a 3-2 loss on Wednesday afternoon at the O.Co Coliseum. After skipper manager Bob Melvin elected to intentionally walk Miguel Cabrera with one on and two outs in the fifth, Cespedes stepped to the plate and crushed a three-run bomb that clattered off the concrete steps beyond the wall...
Via BaySportsNet
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reported Return of Ron Washington Leaves Bob Melvin in Dicey Spot

Bob Melvin is officially on the hot seat. According to Joe Stiglich of CSN California, Ron Washington is set to rejoin the Oakland Athletics coaching staff as a special instructor. Ostensibly, the 63-year-old is being brought in to shore up the club’s porous defense, which has committed a MLB-worst 43 errors. The return of the club’s former third base and infield coach, who managed the...
Via BaySportsNet
7 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 Melvin was a guest of Harbaugh on the...
Via Holdout Sports
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh is coaching the Oakland A’s because sure…

Jim Harbaugh took a brief respite from whatever college football coaches do during March to coach the Oakland A’s during spring training in Mesa, Arizona Saturday.  Harbaugh was invited to join the party by A’s manager Bob Melvin, a friend of Harbaugh’s from his days with the San Francisco 49ers.  The A’s went all out, creating a locker for Harbaugh complete with a #4...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 07, 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...
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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