A's manager Bob Melvin with his team on April 21.

It’s always interesting to see a coach or manager go from one team to another one in the same league without being fired, and that’s what’s now happened with Bob Melvin. Melvin (seen above in April), a MLB manager with Seattle (2003-04), Arizona (2005-09), and Oakland (2011-present), is now leaving the A’s for the San Diego Padres. MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell broke that news, with ESPN’s Jeff Passan then confirming it:

There’s probably some logic here for Melvin, as the Padres have a whole lot of talent. And they may have offered him more money and more stability than the A’s could, especially with that organization currently in the middle of a protracted stadium negotiation. But the A’s did better in 2021 than the Padres did (86-76 versus 79-83; San Diego fired manager Jayce Tingler earlier this month following that disappointing season), and there will be a whole lot of high expectations for Melvin in San Diego. We’ll see what he can do there.

[AJ Cassavell on Twitter; photo from D. Ross Cameron/USA Today Sports]

 

 

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