Speculation was inevitable. Shortly after the Padres announced they had fired manager Andy Green on Saturday, the name of Giants foreman Bruce Bochy began to appear on lists of potential candidates to fill the vacancy. Bochy has stated throughout the year that he is satisfied with the decision to retire at the end of the season, but the Friars' position could attract his attention for a number of reasons.
Bochy was in command of the San Diego team for the first 12 years of his racing career, going 951-975 and still living near the city during the offseason. The Padres also have a talented core in Fernando Tatis Jr., Chris Paddack and Manny Machado and one of the minor league systems in all of baseball, making the position one of the most attractive in the Big Top.
Is Bochy, 64, contemplating postponing his retirement to return to the cave of the Friars?
"I won't even broach the subject," Bochy said. “I am only focused on what is happening here and in my work. It will be a very emotional last week. We are getting closer to my last game. That's the only thing I think ”.
The vacancy in San Diego will also affect the Giants' search for a new manager as they would be competing for the same candidates with their rivals in the NL West. MLB