Bob Melvin

Oakland A's manager talks 2020 Season.

Jim Rome
June 29, 2020 - 10:38 am

Info & Stats: Oakland Athletics Manager

All Topics: COVID-19 pandemic postponing the 2020 season | Excited to get back to playing | Social distancing | 108 page safety document | Spring Training again | Team makeup | 60 game season | No innings limit for young pitchers this season

June 29th 2020


Mar 9th 2020

All Topics: Spring Training | Vibe in camp is incredible | Talented pitching prospects coming up | Jesus Luzardo | Luzardo’s talent is about as good as anyone he’s been around that age | Talented catching prospect Sean Murphy | Mike Fiers | Fiers being the whistle blower on the Astros cheating scandal | David Ortiz calling Fiers out | It took guts from Fiers to speak up |


Aug 22nd 2019

All Topics: Win over Yankees last night | Khris Davis breaking out of a slump last night | Davis’ slump | Marcus Semien’s game | A.J. Puk’s Major League debut last night | Putting Puk in a pressure spot right away | Puk coming back from Tommy John surgery | Chance to sweep Yankees tonight | Playing good baseball right now | Having a good clubhouse now


Mar 13th 2019

All Topics: New season coming soon | In Japan now playing games | Having a special 2018 team | Feels like 2019 will be special too | Complements of him as a manager | Clubhouse atmosphere | Playing for the guy next to you | Last summer’s impressive run | Explains how much managing has changed over the years | Bruce Bochy’s last season managing


All Topics: 20 straights days of baseball | Grit and toughness of this club | 2018 club makeup | Bullpen’s play | Bullpen use evolving | Khris Davis | Davis not getting a lot of national attention | Improving their middle infield defense this season | Entire infield defense | Gold glove on the corners, with Matt Olson and Matt Chapman | Organizational goals

Sept 7th 2018