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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) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bruce bochy, dave roberts, giants

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   1. vortex of dissipation Posted: November 18, 2018 at 12:25 PM (#5788992)
Bruce Bochy is entering the final year of his contract, and while the Giants have experienced plenty of success under the future Hall of Fame manager, there is plenty of reason to believe this will be Bochy’s last season in orange and black.


Has Bochy indicated he is planning to retire, or the Giants indicated his job may not be safe?
   2. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: November 18, 2018 at 04:05 PM (#5789019)
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?
Doc got everyone to buy into the mega-platooning with nary a peep of protest, which I found impressive.
   3. base ball chick Posted: November 18, 2018 at 04:21 PM (#5789025)
is there ANY indication that dave roberts is unhappy with the dodgers and wants to leave or that they are unhappy with him

otherwise this sounds kind of like all the - jen and brad can get back together now and have that baby they always wanted
   4. puck Posted: November 18, 2018 at 04:35 PM (#5789033)
Maybe they will platoon Bochy and Roberts as managers.
   5. Howie Menckel Posted: November 18, 2018 at 07:58 PM (#5789054)
Maybe they will platoon Bochy and Roberts as managers.

both can "play" at once - have one manage against RHPs, while the other coaches third base. when a southpaw enters the game, they switch places. if either is out sick, Enrique Hernandez fills in.
   6. Tin Angel Posted: November 18, 2018 at 08:40 PM (#5789058)
I haven't seen any evidence that Roberts is a better manager than Bochy.
   7. phredbird Posted: November 19, 2018 at 01:30 AM (#5789091)

bochy has been managing a looong time. 24 years, and he's 63. isn't the common wisdom that managers have a limited shelf life after about age 60?

uncle dave has only been managing what, 3 years? i can see why the giants would want him, but it sounds highly unlikely to me. he and the upper management seem to be very much in synch.

that said, i've probably made it inevitable that roberts moves to san francisco in 2021.

when i first saw this, i was thinking it would be almost inconceivable that the dodgers manager would go over to the giants. how soon we forget. well, not that soon. leo durocher was the manager of the dodgers before he became manager of the giants in 49.
   8. Howie Menckel Posted: November 19, 2018 at 09:21 AM (#5789118)
heck, the Brooklyn Dodgers traded JACKIE ROBINSON to the New York Giants in 1956 for oft-traded pitcher Dick Littlefield and $30,000 in cash.

it's only forgotten because in response, Jackie retired and went to work for Chock Full o' Nuts instead.
   9. ajnrules Posted: November 19, 2018 at 11:23 AM (#5789161)
Now that we're on the topic of Bruce Bochy, I do have to wonder, is he as much of a Hall of Fame lock as people say he is? It's true that he has his three titles in five seasons, and he will probably pass the 2,000-win plateau next year. But unless the Giants go 94-68 he is going to end up with fewer wins than losses if his career does end next year. The Hall has elected only two managers with losing records in Connie Mack and Bucky Harris, and neither of them have managed since 1956. With the current era committees being the cluster that it is, are they really going to go for a losing manager?
   10. SoSH U at work Posted: November 19, 2018 at 11:28 AM (#5789162)

Now that we're on the topic of Bruce Bochy, I do have to wonder, is he as much of a Hall of Fame lock as people say he is? It's true that he has his three titles in five seasons, and he will probably pass the 2,000-win plateau next year. But unless the Giants go 94-68 he is going to end up with fewer wins than losses if his career does end next year. The Hall has elected only two managers with losing records in Connie Mack and Bucky Harris, and neither of them have managed since 1956. With the current era committees being the cluster that it is, are they really going to go for a losing manager?


Maybe you can manage yourself out of the Hall.
   11. RoyalFlush Posted: November 19, 2018 at 01:30 PM (#5789206)
Maybe they will platoon Bochy and Roberts as managers.


Bochy in even years and Roberts in odd?

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