San Francisco Giants: Bruce Bochy Is Not Going Anywhere
After an injury-laden season in which the San Francisco Giants will miss out on the postseason, there are people clamoring for a managerial change.
This is understandable; fans want the San Francisco Giants to get better.
The ideas for how the Giants should get better vary widely. They range from signing Bryce Harper, to trading key players for prospects and rebuilding to dismantling the front office.
These ideas have their merits, but there’s one that will certainly not come to fruition: firing Bruce Bochy.
There is only one scenario in which Bruce Bochy isn’t at the helm of the Giants next year, and that’s if he retires and leaves the game on his own terms.
This is certainly a possibility. While there haven’t been any newsworthy health scares for Boch this season, we all know he’s had several heart scares in the past.
No matter what he decides to do, he will go down as the greatest manager in San Francisco Giants history and is a lock for the Hall of Fame.
However, for those who say that the Giants shouldn’t wait for the old man to retire and should boot him out of town, I have a surprise for you — Bruce Bochy will not be fired this off-season. He won’t, shouldn’t, and (allow me to repeat) will not be fired.
I’ve written about this in the past, but Bochy deserves to go out on his own terms. If you help deliver three championships to an organization, you’re owed at least that much.
Plus, there’s no way that he will get fired. The Giants organization is all about nostalgia and rewarding people who were instrumental parts in championship runs.
This courtesy certainly extends to the man who steered the ship all three times the Giants shocked the baseball world (in a span of five years, no less).
So, if you really feel that Bochy is the genesis of all the Giants’ woes, I’ve got some rough news for you: he’s not going anywhere.