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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Giants to promote Brett Bochy

Gleeman is not a fan.

The Giants are rolling a family reunion into their September call-ups.

The team plans to purchase the contract of right-hander Brett Bochy, son of manager Bruce Bochy, along with four other additions after Triple-A Fresno plays its season finale on Monday.

The younger Bochy, a 20th-round pick in 2010 out of Kansas, posted a 3.57 ERA in 34 games (two starts), striking out 47 and walking 24 in 53 innings… The 27-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery shortly after the Giants drafted him and has made steady progress over the past four seasons…

This isn’t the first time a Giants manager has had his son on the roster. Bochy’s predecessor, Felipe Alou, managed Moises Alou with both the Montreal Expos and Giants.

The District Attorney Posted: September 02, 2014 at 12:50 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brett bochy, bruce bochy, giants, minor leagues

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   1. Bhaakon Posted: September 02, 2014 at 10:08 PM (#4784235)
The problem with this callup is less nepotism and more the dire state of the Giants' upper minors. In the context of the team's AAA/AA pitching, and considering that he's already on the 40-man roster, there's no real reason not to call Brett Bochy up.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: September 02, 2014 at 10:24 PM (#4784246)
I just did a quick look at the Giants to see if there were any alternatives. Jake Dunning is probably better, but didn't clearly outperform Bochy. Derek Law is a AA-reliever who looks like a much better bet, but he might not be as ready to help.

Edit: Law hasn't pitched since June.

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