- Sunday Notes: Melvin's Dialogue, Cecchini's Failed Launch, Hickey, Hill, more
Bob Melvin is up to date on advanced stats and baseball’s technological advancements. As the manager of the Oakland A’s, he has to be. The game’s original Moneyball club is in much the same position
- Melvin Upton Jr. Heads to Toronto, Continuing Preller Purge
It could be argued that, when Atlanta sent Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton Jr. to San Diego last April, it was neither Matt Wisler nor Jordan Paroubeck nor the draft choice they received from
- I Don't Mean to Alarm You But Melvin Upton Jr. Is Back
for whom this isn't new news, but something has quietly been taking place. Remember when the Padres picked up Melvin Upton Jr.? They did it in the Craig Kimbrel trade, and they took him on as a salary
- JABO: The Downfall of Doug Melvin
was relieved of his duties, as the Brewers have moved Doug Melvin "into an advisory role", opening up their GM position for the first time since 2002.
Like Dombrowski's start in Detroit, Melvin's first
- Brewers to Replace Doug Melvin as GM
The Brewers announced today that Doug Melvin is going to "transition into an advisory role" with the team, which is probably the nicest language you can use to fire someone. The Brewers have been
- Bob Melvin, Forgotten Man
the hiring of Ausmus, 44, on Sunday, making him the only Jewish manager in Major League Baseball. Ausmus was a catcher for four teams in his playing days.
And poor Bob Melvin wakes up today, with a cup
- Q&A: Bob Melvin, on Five Rookie Pitchers
Bob Melvin was named American League Manager of the Year after leading the overachieving Oakland A’s to a playoff berth. It was an honor well-deserved. The 51-year-old former big-league catcher knows
- Melvin's Euphoria: Kottaras to Oakland
The Brewers designed backup catcher George Kottaras for assignment last week, and he has now been traded to the As for longtime minor league reliever Fautino De Los Santos. Oakland manager Bob Melvin
- Memories of Melvin Mora
Melvin Mora has reportedly announced his retirement. I will admit that I was a bit surprised to find out that Mora is going to turn 40 in February. I knew he was a "late bloomer," but I had
- Bob Melvin: Six Scouting Reports
“How does he get guys out?” That was my question for Bob Melvin at the Winter Meetings, and I asked it six times. I queried the Oakland skipper about three of his starters: Trevor Cahill, Gio
- Doug Melvin Made All The Right Moves
and beyond.Fortunately, Brewers' GM Doug Melvin had an ace or two up his sleeve that nobody in the baseball world saw coming.
He transformed the second-worst starting rotation in the National League
- A Minor Review of '09: Detroit Tigers
The '10 Sleeper: Melvin Mercedes, RHP
It's no secret that the Tigers organization likes hard-throwing relievers and Mercedes is just one more in a long line. The right-hander made his
- Melvin Mora, Movin' On
The Orioles hold an $8 million club option on Melvin Mora for 2010, but are in no way expected to exercise it.
The third baseman turns 38 in February and hit just .260/.321/.358 this season in 450
- D-Backs Can Bob Melvin
It took about 30 games for the first manager to get axed. The whispers were all around the last few days that Arizona manager Bob Melvin was off the heat seat onto the plastic chair hanging over