The Houston Astros are going via some upheaval right now to say the least, however one massive identify might have already got his eyes on turning the ship round.
Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reported on Tuesday that veteran skipper Bruce Bochy is “intrigued” by the Astros managerial opening but nonetheless plans to take a seat out the 2020 season.
Bochy, who had a extremely successful 13-year run as San Francisco Giants manager, retired after the 2019 season. While he is already 64 years previous, taking the job with the Astros would symbolize a return to the ballclub where he began his career as a player again in 1978.
For now, Houston is selling bench coach Joe Espada to interim supervisor after the firings of AJ Hinch and common manager Jeff Luhnow amid the staff’s sign-stealing scandal. This isn't the primary time we've heard that Bochy may be interested in a return to the dugout in 2021, and he would obviously be an enormous fish for the Astros to reel in.