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Bob Melvin gets 2-year extension

Updated: January 14, 2013, 5:29 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bob Melvin has repeatedly described the comfort of managing right at home in the Bay Area -- and Billy Beane has described the comfort in having a winning, "modern-day" manager leading the Oakland Athletics.

Melvin is staying put in the very place he wants to be well into the future.

The A's manager received a two-year contract extension Monday that takes him through the 2016 season.

"To get an extension like this from people you respect and admire ...

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