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BOB MELVIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Melvin Says Still No Timetable For Doolittle But Return to Mound ‘Close’

There’s still no official timetable for Sean Doolittle, as the All-Star closer works his way back from a shoulder injury. “Don’t know until he gets on the mound yet,” said manager Bob Melvin on Sunday morning before the Oakland Athletics took on the Seattle Mariners. “I think we’re getting close as far as that goes.” Melvin did offer a hint for when Doolittle’s return...
Via BaySportsNet
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Semien Is a Shortstop Now

At a lazy spring pre-game meeting with Bob Melvin a few weeks back, he mentioned off-hand that Marcus Semien wasn’t going to play every day. For half a second, it seemed we had a bit of a scoop on our hands, an emerging platoon at shortstop for the Athletics. But then, that was worth a […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin: ‘Billy Burns is Better at Everything This Spring’

Unless something crazy happen between now and April 6, Billy Burns isn’t going to make the Opening Day roster. That’s no knock on the switch-hitting flyer—far from it—as Oakland Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin explained. “Billy Burns is better at everything this spring,” said Melvin. “He’s stronger—certainly left-handed. He’s pulling some balls.” Through 19...
Via BaySportsNet
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin on R.J. Alvarez: ‘Stuff Comes As Advertised’

R.J. Alvarez has had a clean spring. “Stuff comes as advertised,” said manager Bob Melvin of the right-hander who the Oakland Athletics added in an offseason swap with the San Diego Padres. The 23-year-old, who pitched in Double-A in 2014, has made a good first impression with his new employer during the Cactus League campaign. Alvarez has thrown six innings across six outings...
Via BaySportsNet
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Your browser does not support iframes. 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...
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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