Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

  1. #1
    -The Insider-
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,871

    A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    Boom!

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics have fired manager Bob Geren in the midst of a nine-game losing streak that has sent them tumbling to the bottom of the AL West standings.

    Oakland general manager Billy Beane immediately announced Thursday that former Arizona manager and broadcaster Bob Melvin will be the interim manager.

    The A's went 334-376 in four-plus seasons under Geren, a longtime friend of Beane. The beleaguered manager had come under criticism from his bullpen in recent weeks for a lack of communication, and a sluggish offense combined with a rash of injuries to the rotation spelled the end of his tenure.

    The A's were planning to introduce Melvin at news conference before their game at the Chicago White Sox later in the day.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member 757690's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Dayton
    Posts
    10,715

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    I liked Geren, was rooting for him.

    But I am also glad to see Melvin get another shot. He got the shaft in Arizona on 2009, imo.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

  4. #3
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    15,567

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I liked Geren, was rooting for him.
    Apparently the players disagree with you. He was a hard guy to get along with...

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...ger-bob-geren/

  5. #4
    Knowledge Is Good Big Klu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Cambridge, OH
    Posts
    19,462

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    I remember that Bob Geren came to Spring Training with the Reds one year (I think it was 1990). Obviously he didn't make the club--he was fourth on the depth chart behind Joe Oliver, Jeff Reed, and Terry McGriff. I think he was released in Spring Training--I don't remember him at AAA for the Reds.
    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.

  6. #5
    Lets Go 'Bird' Hunting The Voice of IH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    The University of Akron
    Posts
    1,110

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    talk about the Anti-Dusty. I think the Baker Haters have their replacement option.
    Hey Sparky! Indian Hill English teachers taught me everything I know!

  7. #6
    Member 757690's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Dayton
    Posts
    10,715

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Apparently the players disagree with you. He was a hard guy to get along with...

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...ger-bob-geren/
    That explains a lot. Did not know that. Thanks
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

  8. #7
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    42,913

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    Imagine if they actually hired a manager instead of a marionette.

  9. #8
    Unsolicited Opinions traderumor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Right Down Broadway
    Posts
    18,670

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Apparently the players disagree with you. He was a hard guy to get along with...

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...ger-bob-geren/
    Those comments by Fuentes are unprofessional and case-building. "Odd" bullpen usage means that he didn't go 7th inning guy, 8th inning guy, 9th inning guy? There's a book on bullpen usage now? Oakland had Larussa, they must have forgotten and not watched the Cards in the last 20+ years to see "odd" bullpen usage.
    Can't win with 'em

    Can't win without 'em

  10. #9
    Member MikeThierry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo
    Posts
    3,667

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    I just wonder if this speaks to the bigger question of Billy Beane as a GM. I have always thought that Beane is the most overrated GM in the majors. Yes, he had some great ideas about how to build a team with a small budget early in the 2000's. However, I think the polish has finally worn off on this guy since then. If you look at the moves he made in the past couple of years, not only are they bone headed but if it was any other GM, they would have been fired two years ago. The whole Matt Holliday fiasco has set them back several years in my opinion. Not only do they give up Huston Street and Cargo for Holliday but the Cards scam him and just give up Brett Wallace for Holliday. Where is Wallace now? In Houston. The A's lost huge in both of those deals. Even looking at the construction of the lineup this year, I have no idea how anyone thought that team could score enough runs to consistently win even with the good pitching staff they have.
    “Our next home stand follows this road trip.”

    “I just want to tell everyone Happy Easter and Happy Hanukkah.” says on the day before Easter

    Mike Shannon

  11. #10
    Redsmetz redsmetz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Winton Place
    Posts
    11,185

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    I remember that Bob Geren came to Spring Training with the Reds one year (I think it was 1990). Obviously he didn't make the club--he was fourth on the depth chart behind Joe Oliver, Jeff Reed, and Terry McGriff. I think he was released in Spring Training--I don't remember him at AAA for the Reds.
    In was 1992 according to Baseball-reference. We claimed him off waivers from the Yankees, but released him during Spring Training of '92. After which he signed with the Bosox and played in the minors for them. Only ML experience was with the Yankees spread over four seasons.
    “In the same way that a baseball season never really begins, it never really ends either.” - Lonnie Wheeler, "Bleachers, A Summer in Wrigley Field"

    The Baseball Emporium - Books & Things, that's Rallyonion.com

    The Baseball Bookstore

    http://tsc-sales.com/
    http://tscsales.blogspot.com/
    http://silverscreenbooks.com/

  12. #11
    Box of Frogs edabbs44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    16,297

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    I just wonder if this speaks to the bigger question of Billy Beane as a GM. I have always thought that Beane is the most overrated GM in the majors. Yes, he had some great ideas about how to build a team with a small budget early in the 2000's. However, I think the polish has finally worn off on this guy since then. If you look at the moves he made in the past couple of years, not only are they bone headed but if it was any other GM, they would have been fired two years ago. The whole Matt Holliday fiasco has set them back several years in my opinion. Not only do they give up Huston Street and Cargo for Holliday but the Cards scam him and just give up Brett Wallace for Holliday. Where is Wallace now? In Houston. The A's lost huge in both of those deals. Even looking at the construction of the lineup this year, I have no idea how anyone thought that team could score enough runs to consistently win even with the good pitching staff they have.
    Not to mention that his team was reportedly one of the bigger PED factories in baseball. His star has faded a bit since testing began. It may be a coincidence, I don't know.

  13. #12
    Knowledge Is Good Big Klu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Cambridge, OH
    Posts
    19,462

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    In was 1992 according to Baseball-reference. We claimed him off waivers from the Yankees, but released him during Spring Training of '92. After which he signed with the Bosox and played in the minors for them. Only ML experience was with the Yankees spread over four seasons.
    OK, thanks. I was trying to go from memory there. I knew I was in college, but I couldn't pinpoint the year.
    Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.

  14. #13
    Member Tom Servo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    7,557

    Re: A's fire Geren, name Melvin interim manager

    I'm shocked Geren has lasted this long. Granted he is/was tight with Beane but man, after Macha left the A's were the definition of mediocre at best. Granted that's not necessarily on Geren, but usually managers don't last long with the results the A's were pumping out.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25