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BOB MELVIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Melvin On Angels’ Series: ‘You Want to Put Your Best Foot Forward’

The Oakland Athletics will be throwing all their big guns against the division rival Los Angeles Angels this weekend. “You want to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward, and that’s why we had some tweaks in the rotation,” said manager Bob Melvin. Sonny Gray is slated to pitch Friday, Jon Lester takes the mound on Saturday and Scott Kazmir will close out the weekend...
Via BaySportsNet
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Milone reached out to Melvin about trade request

A’s manager Bob Melvin said he’s spoken with pitcher Tommy Milone, who made news Monday when it surfaced that he’s requested that Oakland trade him. It was Milone that sought Melvin out for a phone conversation, the lefty apparently wanting to clear the air and make sure his big league manager knows where he’s coming from. Milone was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on July...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 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

Yoenis Cespedes delivers for A's in win over Angels

Manager Bob Melvin talked about left fielder Yoenis Cespedes' recent offensive struggles before Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels. Melvin said he wasn't too concerned about Cespedes being mired in a 7-for-46 slump the previous 11 games because of how hard Cespedes works on a daily basis. It was only a matter of time, he added. As if on cue, Cespedes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics still miffed about 9th-inning call

Athletics manager Bob Melvin still believes he witnessed a home run, and nothing will change his mind. Unfortunately, there's nothing he can do about it. Melvin said Thursday that he has been in contact with Major League Baseball regarding the disputed ninth-inning call in Wednesday night's game. Umpires ruled that a ball hit by Oakland's Adam Rosales with two outs...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2013  |  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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