FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy celebrates after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, in Kansas City, Mo. Bochy says he will retire after this season, his 25th as a big league manager. Bochy says he told the team of his decision on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Bruce Bochy has always managed with his gut. Those same instincts told him it's nearly time to retire. Bochy announced Monday that this will be his last season managing the San Francisco Giants, his 25th in all as a big-league manager. He told the team before Monday's spring training workout at Scottsdale Stadium. "In my mind it's time," he said. Bochy, who turns 64 on April 16, had offseason hip replacement surgery that has him moving more swiftly and he insists "the health's great" and didn't factor into the choice. He begins his 13th season with the Giants. He led the club to World Series … [Read more...] about Giants’ Bochy set to retire after 2019
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Baseball Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Baseball | Can Cuba Baseball Still Be Great When Many of Its Stars Have Left? Supported by ByEd Augustin Dec. 28, 2018 BAYAMO, Cuba — The Sancti Spíritus Roosters will face the Villa Clara Orangemen and the Ciego de Ávila Tigers will meet the Las Tunas Woodcutters as the Cuban National Series playoffs begin on Jan. 4. But none of Cuba’s best baseball players will be on the diamond. “All the stars have gone,” said Mario Ojeda, 79, a fan and former catcher in the league. “How has baseball changed over the last decade? It’s like night and day.” Cuba is hemorrhaging ballplayers: Over the last three years, more than 300 have left the country, some after arduous journeys in the hands of smugglers, most hoping to try their luck in the United States. There are now 25 … [Read more...] about Can Cuba Baseball Still Be Great When Many of Its Stars Have Left?
Veteran hurler Hisashi Iwakuma will continue his playing career in Japan, with the Yomiuri Giants announcing that he has signed on with the club. Japan’s Kyodo News has the story on the deal.Iwakuma had previously announced at the tail end of the 2018 campaign that he’d return to his native country to keep pitching. The 37-year-old had made one last effort to return to the majors last year, but ended up making only a pair of minor-league appearances with the Mariners — the only MLB organization with which he has pitched.The Seattle organization got plenty of value from Iwakuma over the years, enjoying 883 2/3 total innings of 3.42 ERA ball spread over six seasons. He was a strong contributor over most of that span, though more recently shoulder problems arose that kept him off of the mound.Iwakuma will return to a league in which he long thrived before coming to the majors. Over 11 campaigns with the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, Iwakuma … [Read more...] about Hisashi Iwakuma signs with Yomiuri Giants
By Bill Plunkett | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: November 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm | UPDATED: November 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm CARLSBAD — Making it to consecutive World Series was not enough to satisfy most of the Dodgers’ fan base. But it has certainly impressed their rivals. The San Francisco Giants became the latest franchise to poach from the Dodgers’ front office, luring GM Farhan Zaidi to become their president of baseball operations in a reconfigured front office. After serving under two of baseball’s leading front-office forces – 10 years under Billy Beane in Oakland and four under Andrew Friedman with the Dodgers – the move to San Francisco affords Zaidi the opportunity to rebuild an organization as the top executive on the baseball side. “I am delighted to return to the Bay Area and to join one of the most storied franchises in the game,” Zaidi said in the statement announcing the move. “I have watched … [Read more...] about Dodgers’ Farhan Zaidi accepts job to lead Giants’ baseball operations; Dave Roberts’ contract nearing resolution
By Henry Schulman Updated 6:59 pm PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi talks in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 2018. Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi talks in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 2018. Photo: Digital First Media/Torrance Daily Breeze Via Getty Images, Digital First Media Via Getty Images Farhan Zaidi, right, worked for the A’s before becoming the Los Angeles Dodgers general manager in 2014. Farhan Zaidi, right, worked for the A’s before becoming the Los Angeles Dodgers general manager in 2014. Photo: Scott Varley / Orange County Register Larry Baer, left, comments on the 2016 season with then-general manager Bobby Evans, center, and Brian Sabean at AT&T Park. Larry Baer, left, comments on the 2016 season with then-general manager Bobby Evans, center, and Brian Sabean at AT&T Park. … [Read more...] about Dodgers GM Zaidi accepts job to lead Giants’ baseball operations