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  1. Bruce Bochy: Hall of Fame manager?

    Rob Neyer

    In writing these Hall of Fame pieces this week, I often find myself going on random tangents. Mostly, I blame Jim Caple. Anyway, I was talking with Caple the other day and I think he brought up Gene Mauch, which in a roundabout way made me realize th...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  2. Will Bruce Bochy turn to 'Smoky' Ishikawa?

    Rob Neyer

    At this point it doesn't even seem real important, but Bruce Bochy still hasn't laid out his DH plans for these next three (or two) games: The Giants will start Pablo Sandoval at designated hitter for Game 3 of the World Series today, but manager B...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  3. Giants find easiest way to win: Play better

    Rob Neyer

    Did Bruce Bochy out-manage Ron Washington in Game 1? Not really. Cliff Lee gave up seven runs, and there wasn't any obvious point at which Washington should have removed Lee before most of the damage was done. With any other pitcher, maybe? But Le...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  4. Rangers have three ways to lose

    Rob Neyer

    From Joe Sheehan's (subscriber-only) newsletter, just a bit of his cogent pre-Series analysis: Ron Washington seems intent on starting Vladimir Guerrero in right field in games played without a DH, a decision that makes his team worse. Guerrero was...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  5. We've got our Game 4 scapegoat

    Rob Neyer

    Well, apparently we needed a goat for the Phillies' loss in Game 4. And the first place to look is usually the manager ... As it turned out, Charlie Manuel's mistake wasn't putting his faith in Joe Blanton for Game 4. It was losing faith in Blanton...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  6. Should Bochy bench Torres?

    Rob Neyer

    As if Bruce Bochy didn't have enough to worry about, now he's gotta think about who's playing center field? Jeff Fletcher: Andres Torres came out of nowhere to be a revelation at the top of the order, but lately he's gone right back from where he c...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  7. Making sense of Bochy's decision

    Rob Neyer

    When I wasn't paying attention, Bruce Bochy mixed up his pitching rotation, flip-flopping Jonathan Sanchez and Matt Cain, with Sanchez starting Game 2 and Cain Game 3. According to Andrew Baggarly, "There are plenty of reasons why this makes sense...

    Blog | October 17, 2010
  8. Cody Ross makes Sabean look smart

    Rob Neyer

    Caught this exchange on TV, after Cody Ross hit his second home run off Roy Halladay ... Joe Buck: The Padres were trying to claim him off waivers, from the Florida Marlins. The Giants didn't want San Diego to add to their offense ... so they claim...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  9. Most of Bochy's moves have worked ... so far

    Rob Neyer

    Gary Peterson on the manager who might have outmanaged the Hall of Fame manager: Even before the first pitch of the postseason, Bruce Bochy was managing like a man who was down to his last out. Exhibit A: Barry Zito, who was left off the Giants'...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  10. Giants install Jose Guillen in right field

    Rob Neyer

    Oh, boy. This doesn't figure to make the Giants' starters real happy: According to Jeff Fletcher of AOL Fanhouse, Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed that the newly-acquired Jose Guillen will be the everyday right fielder, moving Aubrey Huff ba...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  11. Giants' Bochy knows more than just rules

    Rob Neyer

    Bruce Bochy is getting a great deal of credit for knowing the rules. He deserves it. But as Henry Schulman writes, let's not stop there: A final and general thought on Bochy. I know a lot of fans were thinking, "Man, the guy is not a very smart ma...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  12. Giants' Posey likely ticketed for Triple-A

    Rob Neyer

    Well, it's nice to have that cleared up. Andrew Baggarly: As for the Giants' other prospect, Buster Posey, [Bruce] Bochy said he wanted to clarify comments he made earlier this month at FanFest in which he said the former Golden Spikes-winning catc...

    Blog | February 18, 2010