The Oakland A’s are one of two MLB teams in need of a manager and have begun the interview process with a handful of candidates internally and outside the organization. So far, the A’s have or plan to interview at least six candidates for the job to replace Bob Melvin. Internally, that includes quality control manager Mark Kotsay, catching coach Marcus Jensen and hitting coach Darren Bush.
Florida State offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons is one of six members of the 2021 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Team, it was announced Tuesday. Gibbons was recognized for his relationship with Timothy Donovan, who was born with VACTERL, a disorder that impacts multiple body systems, and also was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a disease that causes nerve damage in the arms and legs.
Olson would be a massive upgrade and solve the revolving door of mediocrity at that position for years to come, given he is about to play in his age 28 season. He's in his prime and is a stud. There have also been suggestions to target Sean Manaea, who is right behind Olson on the A's payroll ($12 million for Olson, $10.2 for Manaea).