Breaking: Bob Melvin Extended for Two Years
As reported by MLB.com, Bob Melvin has been extended by Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s through the 2016 season.
Melvin took over the club mid-way through 2011, when the team was struggling amidst after Beane had brought in a number of players on short-term deals to compete for a division title.
The very next year – when many predicted the A’s to lose 100 games – Melvin skippered his ballclub to a 94-68 record and their first division title since 2006.
Prior to managing the Athletics, Melvin managed the Diamondbacks and led them to the 2007 ALCS despite a negative run differential.