Bob Melvin

Oakland A's DH/outfielder Manny Ramirez speaks with CBS 5 Sports Director Dennis O'Donnell. (CBS)

Ramirez Holds Key To Rebuilt A’s Offense

For all that this club went through this winter watching two starting pitchers traded away along with the All-Star closer, landing Ramirez and outbidding some big spenders for Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes means an awful lot to the Athletics.


Bob Melvin, interim manager of the Oakland Athletics (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A’s, Melvin Agree On 3-Year Contract

The Oakland Athletics have reached agreement on a three-year contract to keep Bob Melvin as their permanent manager


Kurt Suzuki #8 and Mark Ellis #14 talk to pitcher Brett Anderson #49 of the Oakland Athletics before he was taken out of the game in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 31, 2011 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Need Offensive Resurgence In Second Half

The Athletics come out of the All-Star break with the third-worst record in the American League at 39-53 and are 12 games behind Texas in the AL West after being swept by the Rangers in a four-game series.

CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

Hideki Matsui #55 of the Oakland Athletics hits a home run in the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at the Coliseum on June 14, 2011 in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Home Debut Of New A’s Manager Spoiled By Royals

The Kansas City Royals beat Oakland 7-4 on Tuesday night to spoil the home debut of Athletics interim manager Bob Melvin.

CBS San Francisco–06/14/2011

Bob Melvin, interim manager of the Oakland Athletics (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A’s Rally Late To Beat White Sox, 7-5

Scott Sizemore hit a go-ahead three-run double in the ninth inning to rally the Oakland Athletics past the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Friday night, ending a 10-game losing streak.

CBS San Francisco–06/10/2011

Bob Melvin, interim manager of the Oakland Athletics (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A’s Drop 10th Straight Despite Managerial Change

Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko each hit two-run homers and the Chicago White Sox spoiled the debut of Oakland interim manager Bob Melvin, beating the Athletics 9-4 on Thursday night.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/09/2011

Bob Geren

A’s Fire Geren; Bay Area Native Bob Melvin Takes Charge

The Oakland Athletics have fired manager Bob Geren in the midst of a nine-game losing streak that has sent them tumbling to the bottom of the AL West standings.

CBS San Francisco–06/09/2011