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FOXSports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal reports on the firing of A's manager Bob Geren.
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We. This is Ken Rosenthal of fox sports that -- Back in spring training I -- AGM Billy -- Is -- time and Byron. He basically said well -- GM gives a manager routine that is good enough to win. At that point you would hold the manager responsible. Well this year eighteen. Unlike some eight teams in the recent past. -- take out at least on the pit side. But also a lot of injuries. We've seen over the last couple weeks he's basically losing the tire rotation to injury. You might have thought that -- Garrett would it's the yet again. So what was different is. Well that you're being tell our conference call it conversation over -- routine had changed from one about players. About what was going on our on field. Wonder about the matter. At that point. And he changed. You can ought to change TY a wild players hypocritical Garrard pitchers in particular. For some time. We heard those criticisms still publicly recently. What based question Garrett to -- yet. And then it went over is closer Huston Street was really critical of Garrett even though you know replace the Colorado Iraq. And Garrett of course we're close we do that best friends and back. Change was necessary at that point by -- -- ever overdo it I'd seen. Question where -- go from here this team compete in 2011. Cannot win a division. -- on this conference call certainly and he knows that Rollins. You acknowledged the injury yet again he basically said that he wanted to get interim manager Bob Melvin outs need. Go to. The age right now still look like they're going to be sellers. It just not good enough offensively and chart. And of course that so many injuries in the rotation they have no idea who he's going to be either more harm five or at least the rest of the season. So they're going to -- all that changed managers had -- kind of short term effect. Let's stop being under any illusions here. It is more ready with Garrett in probably are not going to weed out.