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A's keep Valencia in lineup, start him at DH, 1B

Danny Valencia won't be the A's everyday third baseman moving forward, but manager Bob Melvin said Oakland will try to find ways to keep him in the lineup because of his hitting ability.
Via Athletics.com
12 days ago

WATCH: Coco Crisp ejected after throwing bat at umpire’s feet

Coco Crisp had one of the more weird ejections you will see on a Major League Baseball field. Crisp tossed his bat at the feet of home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn, along with his helmet, and then walked straight into the dugout. This came after Crisp was called out on strikes in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros and Doug Fister. Crisp didn’t look back at Reyburn once...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New A's bullpen has manager Melvin confident for close games

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Manager Bob Melvin has been forced to recall all those demoralizing one-run losses by the Oakland Athletics last season, yet now he is able to envision far more favorable scenarios for 2016. He believes his club is far better equipped to take close games in the late innings thanks to a revamped bullpen featuring depth and experience. Oakland went a dismal 19...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2016  |  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

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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