Archive for the ‘Bruce Bochy’ Category

How To Lose A Pitcher In Ten Starts

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Pitching is the baseball topic of the moment. Basically, everyone is worried that this latest bumper crop of pitching prospects is going to flame-out or get injured, because they could be mishandled by their respective organizations. First, there is a fantastic article by Buzz Bissinger about Kerry Wood, which you ...

The Other Barry Is Causing Giant Problems

Friday, February 16th, 2007

The San Francisco Giants had a bit of a crazy off-season. With handling the news of Barry Bonds' positive drug test, hiring a new manager, and signing a pitcher to the biggest contract ever, and then finally working out all of the bugs in Bonds' contract, they were a little ...

Hey, In A Pinch Barry Can Borrow His Hat

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Just when this week couldn't get any worse for 2/3rds of us here at Rumors and Rants, we ran across this story. Apparently after 24 years in the Padres organization, 12 years as manager, 951 wins, 4 division titles and a World Series appearance, Bruce Bochy has decided to take ...

Does Size 8 Hat Surround An Empty Head?

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

The San Diego Padres have a lot of problems facing them after dropping Game 2 of their NLDS series against the Cardinals. Losing two games at home in the playoffs is never good. Neither is scoring one run in 18 innings against a staff that includes Jeff Weaver and some ...

Padres Try To Make It Interesting

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

After running off six straight victories, pulling out to a two game lead in the N.L. West and reducing their magic number to four, the San Diego Padres regrouped and decided they needed to make the race interesting. Apparently the team thought running away with the division would have been ...