Looking at Recent Mariners Coaches: Who Takes the Blame?

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Oct 7, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Oakland Athletics manager

Bob Melvin

(6) talks to the media before game three of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Bob Melvin

Tenure: 2003-2004

Record: 156 Wins — 168 Losses

Bob Melvin, the first manger after Piniella left, managed the team respectably in 2003, just missing the playoffs. The next season, things took a turn for the worst with the M’s losing 99 games and Melvin’s contract not being renewed. Since his departure, Melvin has become one of the more highly regarded managers in all of baseball, winning the award for N.L. Manager of the Year in 2007 with the Diamondbacks and taking the A.L version in 2012 with the Athletics as well. He has earned the nickname “The Mad Scientist” because of his managerial style. The M’s might be wishing they had taken a longer look at renewing his contract back in 2004.