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Cubs want Bochy


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The Chicago Cubs are interested in discussing their vacant managerial position with Padres manager Bruce Bochy and are seeking permission from San Diego management to interview him, according to published reports.
Bochy, signed through 2007 with an estimated $1.9 million due him for next season, has drawn interest from the Cubs in the past. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Cubs general manager Jim Hendry expects to meet with Bochy soon.

Bochy, the Padres' manager for the past 12 seasons, has led the club to the postseason in back-to-back seasons as National League West champions. It is the first time in franchise history that has happened.

In both cases, however, the Padres were bounced from the first round by St. Louis -- in a three-game sweep in 2005 and in four games this season.

With the Cardinals hobbling into the playoffs after a difficult September and the Padres coming off a 21-9 finish, putting together the best record in the league (19-9) in September, San Diego appeared to be in a good position to reach the National League Championship Series for the first time since 1998 when the club was on its way to the World Series.

But hitting problems -- the Padres were 2-for-32 with runners in scoring position -- short-circuited the effort, and the Cards moved on.

Dusty Baker's contract with the Cubs was not renewed earlier this month after four seasons as manager.

Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


I heard about this today. Bochy is cool, but I don't mind if we go another direction. I really don't think that Boch can take us any further.


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There have been times when I did blame Bochy for some of the things that have been happening. It would be hard to look into the dugout and see someone else in there, and sometimes change is good.

I have not thought much about it, but it does make for some great Baseball talk this off-season.

We fired our batting coach, and yet we still have an anemic offense. We just set a record for runners left on base against the Cards, and how many strikeouts did we have against the Cards?


Accoriding to this, the CUbs favor Piniella

Source: Cubs favor Piniella as new manager

Lou Piniella could be the manager of the Chicago Cubs before the World Series begins, a source told ESPN's Peter Gammons.

The Chicago Sun-Times first reported Saturday that negotiations between the Cubs and Piniella could begin Monday.

On Friday, Piniella took himself out of the running for the Giants' opening. He has also spoken to the Nationals and Rangers, although he said the Washington job is not an ideal fit.

The 63-year-old Piniella has been working in television since parting ways with the Devil Rays after the 2005 season following three difficult years as manager. Before that he managed the Mariners for 10 seasons, won the 1990 World Series as Reds manager and also managed the Yankees.

The Cubs chose not to bring back manager Dusty Baker when his contract expired after going 66-96 this season.


Still Chargin
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T10 said:
I heard about this today. Bochy is cool, but I don't mind if we go another direction. I really don't think that Boch can take us any further.
Boch has done a great job. His team won the division twice with less talent than other teams in the divison. Dont discount what Botch brings to the team.


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take him,

The pads need to spend some money and get a manager in there that can motivate

every time I watched this year they seemed to be going through the motions

but, that might just be me!



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BFISA said:
I heard on ESPN Radio that the Pads have given the Giants permissionta talkta Boch.
Bochy has 'quiet day,' and no talks

October 18, 2006

ST. LOUIS – One day after telling the Padres that he will talk to an outside club, believed to be the Giants, manager Bruce Bochy enjoyed a slow day in Poway.
“I had no talks,” Bochy said yesterday. “It's been a quiet day. I'm just going about my business. I have no expectations.”
Bochy said there is a “good possibility” he will talk with an outside club soon but said “it's not a definite.”
He added, “I have not set up anything.”

Personally, I can't see Boch up against that steroided monster that is Barroids. Plus, Boch seems to favor veterans, and from what I've heard, the Gnats are going to go young next year. Doesnt seem like a good fit to me.:no: