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A’s announce three-year extension with manager Bob Melvin

Sep 21, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

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Confirming a move that was reported yesterday, the A’s have officially announced a three-year contract extension with Bob Melvin, who took over as interim manager when Bob Geren was fired in early June.

Oakland has gone 42-49 (.462) under Melvin, who previously managed the Mariners and Diamondbacks to losing records. Geren had a 334-376 (.470) mark in four-plus seasons on the job.

Since firing Ken Macha following a 93-69 season in 2006 the A’s are 376-425 and have yet to finish above .500.

  1. aaronmoreno - Sep 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Aren’t the A’s supposed to be a smart enough organization that they don’t hire their interims to long-term deals?

  2. clydeserra - Sep 21, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    I though MLB required a process to be followed before hiring a manager?

  3. cup0pizza - Sep 21, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    The A’s sure are content to wallow in mediocrity. Bob Melvin is garbage.

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