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  1. 10 days, 10 burning questions

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- Ten days left in the regular season. Ten burning questions. 1. Will Oakland pull out of its flat spin? The Athletics have surrendered 15.5 games in the standings to the Angels in 39 days, which might otherwise seem impossible if ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. A's bullpen settling into roles

    AJ Mass

    After not wanting to commit to any one pitcher after removing Jim Johnson from the closer's job for the Oakland Athletics in mid-April, manager Bob Melvin has finally seen enough from Sean Doolittle that he has decided to make things official. "Th...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  3. Johnson ready to resume role?

    AJ Mass

    It was just last Thursday that the Oakland Athletics announced they were giving Jim Johnson a little vacation from being their closer, as manager Bob Melvin said the pitcher "needs some time away from the role to get things straightened out." Has the...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. Who takes over in ninth for A's?

    AJ Mass

    Manager Bob Melvin has seen enough from Jim Johnson, who has gone 0-2 with an 18.90 ERA thus far in 2014. That's why the Oakland Athletics have decided that Johnson will no longer be the team's closer, at least not until he regains the form that enti...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  5. In cases of PED suspensions, there is always collateral damage - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that by the time PED suspensions are handed down, as was the case this week with Melky Cabrera, the collateral damage has already taken place.

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2012
  6. Jarrod Parker off to a fast start

    Buster Olney

    It took 23 batters for the Texas Rangers to get their first hit against Jarrod Parker five days ago, and that took a lot of pressure off Oakland manager Bob Melvin. Parker's pitch count was at 111 after eight innings, and Melvin would've ha...

    Blog | June 09, 2012
  7. Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker has gotten off to a fast ...

    Buster Olney

    Oakland A's pitcher Jarrod Parker has so much poise, writes Buster Olney, that it's easy to forget he's only 23 years old.

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2012
  8. Bob Melvin a positive for Oakland A's

    Eric Karabell

    Perhaps there aren't too many others like me watching the anemic Oakland Athletics offense closely, but I did exactly this over the weekend, intrigued by the potential of new manager Bob Melvin's lineup. The immediate results might not have...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  9. New Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin is helping to improve fa...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the players who will benefit most from the presence of Bob Melvin in Oakland.

    Blog | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  10. In firing Geren, A's search for change

    Jim Bowden

    One of the most difficult responsibilities of a general manager is the hiring and firing of managers. You work as a team on a daily basis and in most cases become very close friends, on and off the field. However, when a team doesn't win or the playe...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  11. Minor Achievements: Gaby Hernandez outlook

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey analyzes the potential of Gaby Hernandez, Kila Kaaihue, Daniel Bard and Richie Lentz.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2008
  12. Blast from the past

    Pedro Gomez

    Barry Bonds has an interesting tie in with Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin. Even though Melvin is three years older than Bonds, the two played against each other when they were teenagers growing up on the San Francisco peninsula. Bonds played Americ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2006