Bob Melvin a positive for Oakland A's

Updated: June 13, 2011, 5:03 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

Perhaps there aren't too many others like me watching the anemic Oakland Athletics offense closely, but I did exactly this over the weekend, intrigued by the potential of new manager Bob Melvin's lineup. The immediate results might not have showed in losing a few close games -- and winning one with a furious rally! -- to the Chicago White Sox, but Melvin's lineup changes can help fantasy owners. Let's face it, not much was going well offensively under Bob Geren's watch.