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Bruce Bochy: HOFer?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by CD Boogie, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Has he managed another HOFer besides Gwynn and Hoffman?
  2. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Perhaps Bumgarner and/or Posey?
  3. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    He had bonds for a season, and there are some who want to see Omar! Vizquel in the Hall.
  4. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    He also had Henderson for three seasons and Piazza for one
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It never occurred to me that anyone might make the case that he doesn't belong.
    HanSenSE likes this.
  6. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    And Wednesday's win in Boston was No. 2,000. Seals it.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    My point about managing HoFers is that there was no way Torre was going in pre-Yankees and LaRussa inherited his share - never really managed a "rebuilding" team.
    Like Cy Young's record for losses never broken, don't know if there will be another HOF manager with 12 sub .500 seasons Torre had 11.
  9. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Francona's up next -- needs 337 to get there
  10. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    I kind of see what you are saying, but while the teams he took over in Chicago and Oakland weren’t terrible, they weren’t good.

    Oakland has four straight losing seasons and was 31-42 when he took over in 1986. He got them over .500 the rest of the way and two years later they were in the World Series. Yes, a lot of the pieces were in Oakland- Canseco, McGwire(late season call up), Lansford and Phillips. Dave Stewart was there, but was underutilized.

    Chicago also as bad in the 1970s, but the team he took over in 1979 looked almost nothing like the team he won with in 1983.
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