Bob Melvin

<b>Age:</b> 48<br>
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<b>Experience:</b> A big league catcher for 10 seasons, including three with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000160" title="Baltimore Orioles" href="/topic/sports/baseball/baltimore-orioles-ORSPT000160.topic">the Orioles</a> (1989-91). Compiled a 493-508 record as a manager in parts of seven seasons with the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000026" title="Seattle Mariners" href="/topic/sports/baseball/seattle-mariners-ORSPT000026.topic">Seattle Mariners</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000002" title="Arizona Diamondbacks" href="/topic/sports/baseball/arizona-diamondbacks-ORSPT000002.topic">Arizona Diamondbacks</a>. Won 2007 Manager of the Year.<br>
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<b>Pluses:</b> Intelligent and patient, has managed 1,000 games at a relatively young age.<br>
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<b>Minuses:</b> Was fired in 2009 by the Diamondbacks, a young team that underachieved. He's scouting for the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000201" title="New York Mets" href="/topic/sports/baseball/new-york-mets-ORSPT000201.topic">New York Mets</a> and has been rumored as a candidate there.

( Getty photo / May 5, 2009 )

Age: 48

Experience: A big league catcher for 10 seasons, including three with the Orioles (1989-91). Compiled a 493-508 record as a manager in parts of seven seasons with the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks. Won 2007 Manager of the Year.

Pluses: Intelligent and patient, has managed 1,000 games at a relatively young age.

Minuses: Was fired in 2009 by the Diamondbacks, a young team that underachieved. He's scouting for the New York Mets and has been rumored as a candidate there.

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