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Sunday, November 18, 2018

MLB rumors: How Dodgers’ Dave Roberts could replace Giants’ Bruce Bochy

The Giants already made one drastic change to their franchise this offseason in hiring Farhan Zaidi away from the Los Angeles Dodgers as their new president of baseball operations. Another year from now, could they add another prominent figure from their archrival?

According to FanCred’s Jon Heyman, the Dodgers and manager Dave Roberts appeared close to a multiyear contract extension a week ago, but they now sit at a standstill, unable to come to an agreement. Roberts is said to be on vacation overseas, per Heyman, and the sides “remain far apart.”

Los Angeles picked up Roberts’ $1.1 million option for 2019, meaning he’s under contract for next season, but not beyond. If the sides can’t come to an agreement on an extension, Roberts essentially will enter next season as a lame-duck manager.

Mind you, is there any particular reason to believe that Dave Roberts is a manager you’d want to hire, rather than being some guy who was lucky enough to be part of the ride?

QLE Posted: November 18, 2018 at 06:41 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: bruce bochy, dave roberts, giants

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Wainwright impresses Giants’ Bochy

Count San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy as among the many intrigued to see how Adam Wainwright’s start goes Saturday in the wake of the brilliant six-inning, nine-strikeout, two-hit, no-run performance turned in by the 37-year-old Cardinals righthander Sunday against Los Angeles.

“Amazing,” said Bochy. “That’s what great athletes are able to do. They never stop learning or they never think they’ve arrived.

“They’ll try things. They’ll reinvent themselves and because they’re so competitive, they figure out to do it. What a game he threw against a team that was swinging the bat so well. It says a lot about him. That was really impressive.

Well, now is the time of year when the Giants start looking for really poor free-agents to sign….

QLE Posted: September 22, 2018 at 08:35 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: adam wainwright, bruce bochy, giants

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Bruce Bochy meets with free-falling Giants ahead of 10th straight loss

I was expecting that the Giants doing as well as they were in relative terms wasn’t particularly sustainable- I just wasn’t expecting things to fall apart so completely so suddenly…..

SAN FRANCISCO — Bruce Bochy doesn’t like admitting that his team is out of the race no matter how many consecutive losses might pile up. He doesn’t like admitting that they’re playing poorly, and on three consecutive days he has talked about how many of the last 10 losses could have easily flipped the other way.

But Bochy did make a concession to the reality of the situation on Tuesday afternoon. He met with his team, talking for about five minutes about the importance of playing hard and holding each other accountable. That is not a meeting you have when you’re trying to clinch a playoff spot. It’s the type of meeting you have when you’re losing every night and looking flat, as the Giants have while dropping 10 straight for the first time in 22 years.

“This is a tough time of year when you’re going through something like this,” Bochy said after a 4-1 loss to the Braves. “It’s about character right now. You get in these tough times, it does build character.”

QLE Posted: September 12, 2018 at 09:25 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: bruce bochy, giants, watching the team collapse right in front of you

 

 

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