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Slow start, silent bats cost Melvin job

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ brass have apparently seen enough, firing Manager Bob Melvin just 29 games into the season, and less than two seasons removed from him winning NL Manager of the Year.

Melvin was relieved of his duties after his team crawled to a 12-17 start, falling nine games behind the division-leading Dodgers.

It appeared Thursday morning that Melvin’s job may have been temporarily saved, after Manny Ramirez was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs and opening a window of opportunity for the Snakes to make a run.

However, after another disappointing loss in which the D-Backs could only muster four runs, Melvin’s tenure as the winninges...

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