Info & Stats: Oakland Athletics Manager

All Topics: Pitchers and Catchers reporting tomorrow | Really eager for the start of Spring Training | Last few seasons being difficult | Sean Manaea’s 2016 Season | Sonny Gray’s 2016 struggles | First time Sonny has really ever struggled with anything was last year | Gray pitching in the WBC | WBC | Adding some nice veteran pieces in the off-season | Bringing in Chip Hale

Feb 13th 2017

Bob on Sonny Gray’s 2016 Season: “Very difficult year for him.”


Apr 22nd 2016

All Topics: Sweeping the Yankees in New York | Undefeated on the road this season | Bats heating up last night | Front office completely redoing their bullpen | Length in their lineup | Sonny Gray | Communication | Getting an extension after a losing streak | Billy Beane | Loving the Oakland Area | Minor off-season adjustments |

Bob’s key on communication: “You have to have hard conversations.”


Apr 22nd 2014

All Topics: Fast start to the 2014 Season | Their batting approach | Frustrating game last night vs. Rangers | Platooning | Managing egos | Shooting the players straight | The roster overhaul since he’s been there | Enjoying his time in the Bay | Jesse Chavez | Chavez’s story | Replay challenge system | Yasiel Puig’s defection story | Yoenis Cespedes

Bob on general manager Billy Beane: “Always looking to upgrade.”


May 8th 2013

All Topics: A.J. Griffin’s serenade of the team | Griffin is one of a kind, pretty happy go lucky guy | Griffin jamming on the guitar before a big game | A little banged up | Expectations on a young group is just a distraction | Finding an identity | Pretty scrappy | Clubhouse this year | Missing Jonny Gomes | Always turnover | Oakland market | Angels adding Josh Hamilton in the off-season | Playing to your strengths | Pitchers safety | Brandon McCarthy incident last year | Padding in the pitchers hat? |

Bob to Van Smack:I need a little karma.”


Jul 25, 2012:

Bob on Yoenis Cespedes: “This is a terrific athlete who’s going to get better and better.”


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