Second baseman Marco Scutaro is staying in San Francisco, agreeing to a $20 million, three-year contract with the Giants.
When the odds seemed against the San Francisco Giants favor throughout the postseason, the team battled and won the World Series for each other.
As the Giants put the pedal to the metal and try and close out this World Series in Detroit, their manager has a pretty good personal World Series history here in Detroit.
“Am I OK with it?” Bochy said Saturday afternoon before Game 3. “Not really. It’s where the game has changed.”
Whether friendly during a winning streak or firm after a tough loss, the San Francisco Giants have come to rely on one thing when it comes to their manager: Boch, as they call him, has their best interests at heart.
When San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced his starting rotation for the first four games of the 2012 World Series against the Detroit Tigers, former Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum was not on the list.
The World Series match-up between the Giants and Tigers features two managers, Bruce Bochy and Jim Leyland, with a lot of post-season experience.
“I’ll have to learn a lot about them real soon, to be honest,” San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said late Monday night. “I was totally focused on [the Cardinals]. And now we have to turn the page because we’re playing a game here in a couple of days.”
Bruce Bochy expects Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro to be on his lineup card for Game 3 of the NL championship series. And the San Francisco manager isn’t interested in any retaliation talk.
Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch Game 1 of the NL championship series at home Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals.