Now the story can be told. Two years ago, just after Bruce Bochy had managed his last game for the San Francisco Giants, Ron Fowler, then running the San Diego Padres, called Bochy to ask if he’d like to return to San Diego to manage his old club. Bochy, now 66, had a bifurcated 25-year managing career, the first 12 years with the Padres and final 13 with the Giants. His tenure was more successful in San Francisco, where he led the Giants to three World Series championships from 2010 to 2014. He won the 1998 National League pennant in San...
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With the exception of the Triple-A International League, the minor league affiliates completed their 2021 seasons over the weekend. While the Toledo Mud Hens and other Triple-A affiliates will stay in action through next week to continue to serve as feeder league and support for the major league franchises, this marks the end of the minor league regular season. As a result, the Detroit Tigers revamped front office is already making moves in terms of their organizational coaching staff.
Three-time World Series winner Bruce Bochy says “never say never” regarding a return to a major league dugout. One of his former teams might be a great fit, currently in dire need of veteran leadership. Sportico’s Barry M. Bloom spoke to Bochy recently and the veteran skipper, currently a consultant...
After their generally gleeful 2020 season ended with them snapping a 13-year postseason drought, the San Diego Padres probably didn't envision any scenario in which 2021 devolved into a gloomy slog punctuated by their two best players getting in each other's faces. Life, as they say, comes at you fast.
Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Believes Kenley Jansen Has Been Most Consistent Closer Since All-Star Break
The Los Angeles Dodgers own the second-best record in all of baseball at 96-54 and already have punched their ticket to the playoffs for a ninth consecutive season. Despite winning a franchise-record 106 games in 2019 and the World Series last season, many would argue this year’s Dodgers roster boasts more talent than ever before.
The San Francisco Giants head south to start a key NL West series with the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. With National League playoff spots and positioning on the line, let’s continue our MLB odds series and make a Giants-Padres prediction and pick. San Diego currently stands at 76-73...
The 2021 regular season is winding down and we’re starting to get a picture of how the MLB playoffs will
New York (CNN Business) — Melanie Newman and Jessica Mendoza aren't done making history. The two sports announcers will be ESPN's first all-woman broadcast team for a nationally televised Major League Baseball game on September 29. The game will mark the first time ESPN has had an all-woman broadcast team for a MLB, NBA, NFL regular season or playoff game. The teams that will be playing are not yet determined.
San Francisco Giants infielder/outfielder Darin Ruf is not in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres. Ruf is being replaced in left field by Kris Bryant against Padres starter Joe Musgrove. In 100 plate appearances this season, Ruf has a .276 batting average with an...
SAN DIEGO — Take a close look at what’s being written about the San Diego Padres. “The Padres are showing organizational cracks, plural and galore,” wrote San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Bryce Miller. A recent Athletic feature said, “As the Padres continue to spiral, the coaching staff’s positions, as well as...
It's unlikely Jo Adell will return from injury this season, but he hopes he has made enough progress to lock in an everyday roster spot in 2022.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Kevin Kopps may soon add another award to his collection. The former Razorback is one of 38 athletes on the list of nominees for the Amateur Athletic Union James E. Sullivan Award, which was released Monday. The AAU Sullivan Award has been presented annually since 1930 to the most outstanding athlete in the United States.
San Francisco Giants infielder Tommy La Stella is in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres. La Stella is getting the nod at second base while batting leadoff against Padres starter Joe Musgrove. Our models project La Stella for 1.2 hits, 0.4 runs, 0.1 home...
After taking two of three from the Cincinnati Reds, the Los Angles Dodgers begin a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies for the final time this season. The Dodgers sit one game behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West with a record of 96-54. The Rockies at 70-79 have already been eliminated from playoff contention, so they just look to help stop the Dodgers from winning their ninth consecutive division title.
Legendary skipper Bruce Bochy isn't closing the door on returning to the majors after retiring at the end of the 2019 campaign. "I think I'll just say what I've been saying: I don't think you rule anything out," Bochy recently told Barry M. Bloom of Sportico. "I've enjoyed doing what I've been doing, working with the (San Francisco) Giants, going through the minor-league affiliates. I went to spring training for a couple of weeks, but you never say never. That's my mindset."
With only a few weeks left in the regular season, the race for the final Wild Card spot in the National League is heating up, as the San Diego Padres look to keep up with the St. Louis Cardinals when they host the San Francisco Giants in the first of three games on Tuesday night.
It sounds silly, but what was once the Cincinnati Reds‘ biggest weakness this season has now become the team’s biggest strength. After last night’s starter, Vladimir Gutierrez surrendered five runs on seven hits over 3.1 innings of work, the bullpen put up 5.2 innings of shutout baseball. Manager David Bell...
The San Francisco Giants (97-53) travel down the coast to start a three-game series with the San Diego Padres (76-73) at Petco Park. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET. Let's analyze the lines around the Giants vs. Padres odds with MLB picks and predictions. Season series: Giants lead...