The Padres are encouraging manager Bruce Bochy to find another job and it looks like Bochy might be heading to the Giants. From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Despite leading the Padres to two consecutive National League West titles, Bochy’s future in San Diego has been cloudy since Sandy Alderson was hired as chief executive officer in 2004. Bochy, who has managed the Padres since 1995, has one year left on his contract and gotten no indication his deal will be extended or renewed.
According to the Chronicle, Bochy has reportedly “accepted the Pares offer to let him pursue other jobs.” Really? The Padres are than anxious to get rid of Bochy that they are encouraging him to find work elsewhere? Are they crazy?
Bochy guided the Padres to the playoffs this year despite a roster that was almost totally devoid of talent. On the eve of the Padres’ first playoff game this season, my buddy Zvee sent out an email that I think best summed up the Padres’ team. It read:
HOW IS THIS A PLAYOFF STARTING LINEUP!?!UGH!D Roberts LFB Giles RF T Walker 2B
A Gonzalez 1B
J Bard C
M Cameron CF
R Branyan 3B
G Blum SS
David Wells P