Bob Melvin On A's Closer: 'We May Do Things A Bit Differently This Year'As pitchers and catchers reported Wednesday, manager Bob Melvin reflected on his numerous options to close out games. So many options, in fact, that he might not even need a traditional closer.
A's Snap 7-Game Losing Streak With 6-1 Victory Over RedsThe Athletics snapped their seven-game losing streak with a win over the Reds Sunday.
Consider Making Wholesale Changes To Your Fantasy Baseball Roster As May ApproachesMost MLB teams have played about 20 games so far this season, and that's a big enough sample size to determine whether or not to keep slumping players on your fantasy baseball roster. The bigger challenge is to decide if dropping those players makes sense—or just benching them for now is a better idea. That decision comes down to the rest of your rosters, along with its strengths and weaknesses. As we always say, no one ever said that fantasy sports were easy!
A's Reward Manager Bob Melvin With 2-Year Contract ExtensionOakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin has received a two-year contract extension that takes him through the 2018 season.
Daily Madden: A's In Center Stage At Home Run Derby Circus A's All-Star Josh Donaldson will participate. Should A's manager Bob Melvin be concerned with Donaldson's statement that he'll try to hit one out of the stadium?
A's Snap Four-Game Skid With 10-0 Win Over TigersAthletics manager Bob Melvin issued a pregame message to his slumping team to grind out at-bats rather look for home runs.
Season in Review: Oakland Is Still the Bay Area Baseball KingThe A's won their 16th division title in 2013, but bowed out with a disappointing ALDS loss (again).
A's Name Gray to Start Game Five as Oakland Hopes to Break ALDS HexOnce again, it's an elimination game at home for the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum on Thursday night, and they're starting a rookie against Justin Verlander.
GameDay: Did Hook Cost A's In Milwaukee?The reason you won’t see any more 300-game winners is because of the set-up man and the closer. And when you have Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour, who could blame Bob Melvin for pulling A.J. Griffin after seven shutout innings of four-hit baseball?
A's Fall To Rangers In 10 InningsAdrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game and the Texas Rangers held off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night.
A’s Fall To Cleveland After Controversial CallAn apparent game-tying homer by Oakland's Adam Rosales was ruled a double by umpires in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians held on to beat the Athletics 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Oakland Gives Manager Bob Melvin 2-Year Contract ExtensionAthletics 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.