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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cohn: Melvin’s philosophy of baseball and managing the A’s

Melvin’s colossus of destiny.

Cohn: Your starting pitchers — I’m trying to find adjectives for some of them — cocky, self-confident, a little nutso.

Melvin: I’d say the last two. Cocky I wouldn’t. Self-confident, sure.

Cohn: How about nutso?

Melvin: We have a few.

Cohn: Is it a good thing?

Melvin: It works well in our clubhouse.

Cohn: A.J. Griffin is that way. (Note: Griffin is gregarious, talkative. Recently, he chatted with some media people while hanging by his hands from the roof of the dugout.)

Melvin: He’s a little different. Last year, I never saw him. I never laid eyes on him until he pitched against the Giants. (Griffin won 4-2 on June 24.) We followed him.

We knew the potential of him coming here was getting greater and greater. He’s a free spirit, he enjoys playing the game, he’s very confident. If you’re looking at one, two, three guys who embody what we’re all about he’s one.

Melvin: He’s young. Our front office does a great job in not only getting guys here when they’re playing well, but giving young players opportunities in prominent roles. They all feed off that. They see the success Tommy Milone had or Jarrod Parker or Sean Doolittle. Guys know they have a chance to be put in those types of roles in this organization, more so than some other organizations.

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