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A's keep Melvin, and now need to listen to him

Posted on: September 21, 2011 2:41 pm
 
Bob Melvin, as it turned out, couldn't save the 2011 A's.

Nobody could have.

But Melvin could help save the future of an organization that has spent this month celebrating a movie about the year they didn't win.

The A's took the first step Wednesday, when they did the expected by handing Melvin a three-year contract to continue as manager. The next step is to listen to him.

That doesn't mean abandoning all their Moneyball principles. But it does mean understanding that there's more to judging players than just looking at the numbers, and realizing that the manager is the one who understands best what non-numerical qualities those players can bring.

The A's, still looking for their first winning season since 2006, need to find some hitters to go along with their strong pitching. They also need to find some defense, and some toughness.

It's fitting that the A's brought in Melvin's old friend/mentor Phil Garner as an advisor, but it would be even better if they could find some "scrap iron" players.

A's general manager Billy Beane called on Melvin in June to replace his overmatched buddy, Bob Geren. But Melvin arrived without being able to hire any of his own coaches, and he was saddled with the same flawed roster.

Even on the day Melvin was hired, it seemed little more than a formality that the A's would keep him past this year. They gave him an interim tag because they had no time to go through baseball's hiring process for managers, which is designed to ensure that minorities get consideration.

I wrote then that because Geren was so unpopular in the clubhouse, Melvin had a chance to turn things around quick. It turned out he couldn't do it; he had too much going against him.

Melvin could still get the A's turned around.

Hopefully, they'll listen to him.


Category: MLB
Tags: A's, Bob Melvin
 
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