His contract was already through 2014. This extension continues him through 2016. There was no need or rush to do this. It's just a testament to the confidence the Oakland management has in Bob.
This news has been out for about 3 days now.... Think, it was a slam dunk for the A's to make this move so, didn't bother posting it...
He is the best manager, we have had in a long time... Hopefully, he will do it again this year...
I was hoping, he was going to be locked up for a longer period than he was in the end...
Like 5 or 10 years
I can't wait for Spring Training!
Yeah, I really liked Sparky. Good manager and great interviews.
The Tigers extended Jim Leyland through the end of 2013 last October. I think they'll continue on a year by year basis until Jim decides to retire. He's 68 years old, so this might be his last year before calling it quits.
Jim's okay, but the guys who really earned their money in 2012 were Bob Melvin and Buck Showalter. These two took teams that looked no better than fair on paper and coaxed every last bit of performance out of them. Anyone can build a team with high paid stars, but it takes vision from guys like Beane and Melvin to get there on a budget.