Bob Melvin

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin wins BBWAA Manager of the Year

The Baseball Writers Association of America has announced its American League Manager…

 

Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin (left), executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane (middle) and general manager David Forst (right) announce their contract extensions on Oct. 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Billy Beane, Bob Melvin, David Forst extensions announced, along with an increase in payroll for Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND -- In the midst of 2015, Marcus Semien's first season with…

 

Billy Beane (left) and Bob Melvin review the 2018 Oakland Athletics season  on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Billy Beane, David Forst, Bob Melvin officially receive extensions from Athletics

Updated at 3:45 p.m. With the three principles of the Oakland Athletics'…

 

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bob Melvin wins Sporting News AL Manager of the Year

The Sporting News has announced its American League Manager of the Year,…

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Billy Beane (left) and Bob Melvin review the 2018 Oakland Athletics season  on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics plan on extension for manager Bob Melvin

OAKLAND -- At the start of spring training, Oakland Athletics manager Bob…

Billy Beane (left) and Bob Melvin review the 2018 Oakland Athletics season  on Oct. 5, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie makes contact against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics fall to Angels in final tune-up before heading to New York

By Matt Doan Special to S.F. Examiner The Oakland Athletics dropped the…

Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie makes contact against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics celebrate Jonathan Lucroy's walk-off hit as Pablo Sandoval walks off the field on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics could clinch playoff berth at home as magic number drops to one

OAKLAND -- The Tampa Bay Rays had just fallen behind 3-1 to…

The Oakland Athletics celebrate Jonathan Lucroy's walk-off hit as Pablo Sandoval walks off the field on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis warms up before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Should Oakland Athletics DH Khris Davis be in the MVP conversation? Bob Melvin thinks so

By John Hickey Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND – Oakland Athletics designated…

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis warms up before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Liam Hendriks takes ownership of the opener role for the Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND -- When Liam Hendriks was called back up to the Oakland…

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics at home in the playoffs? It could be pretty special

OAKLAND -- As soon as the last fans exited the Oakland Coliseum…

Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Oakland Athletics starter Brett Anderson delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers on August 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Brett Anderson close to returning, Bob Melvin goes on Jim Rome

OAKLAND -- Brett Anderson threw three simulated innings on Saturday before the…

Oakland Athletics starter Brett Anderson delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers on August 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics try using an opener again in Game 2 against New York Yankees

OAKLAND -- After a somewhat unsuccessful first effort at using an "opener,"…

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

It’s a sign: The game has changed for the Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND -- In the tunnel leading from the Oakland Athletics locker room…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Jeurys Familia  makes his Oakland Athletics debut on July 22, 2018, at the Oakland Coliseum against the San Francisco Giants. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen games an option for the Oakland Athletics, but not front of mind for Bob Melvin

OAKLAND — During select late-season matchups, the Oakland A’s could eschew their…

Jeurys Familia  makes his Oakland Athletics debut on July 22, 2018, at the Oakland Coliseum against the San Francisco Giants. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (Michael Urakami / Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics set rotation for second half, plus injury updates on Matt Joyce and Daniel Mengden

OAKLAND -- Bob Melvin has been up to Mount Davis before, plenty…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (Michael Urakami / Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder follows through on a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Powerful Oakland Athletics lineup humming headed into second half despite inefficiencies

These days it’s difficult for Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin to imagine…

Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder follows through on a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (Michael Urakami / Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Bay Bridge Series: Pregame Notebook as the San Francisco Giants take on the Oakland Athletics

AT&T PARK -- Both the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (Michael Urakami / Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
Longtime A's general manager Billy Beane was instrumental in building the team that was an annual playoff contender in the early 2000s. He could be on the outs after 2019.

Bonta Hill: It’s time for the Oakland A’s to embrace change

In some cases, organizational change is a good thing. The Golden State Warriors…

Longtime A's general manager Billy Beane was instrumental in building the team that was an annual playoff contender in the early 2000s. He could be on the outs after 2019.
The Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman (26), seen here in April of 2018, hit an Oakland-record three doubles against the Houston Astros. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Oakland Athletics: Mengden drops another to Astros as A’s fall 6-3

OAKLAND — The last time Oakland Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden faced off…

The Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman (26), seen here in April of 2018, hit an Oakland-record three doubles against the Houston Astros. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)