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BOB MELVIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  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

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

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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