Who Will Be The San Francisco Giants Manager In 2020?

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has announced that the 2019 baseball season will be his last. Bochy plans to retire at season’s end and step away from the game. That’s sparked the conversation for who will take over and as a result, BetDSI Sportsbook has posted betting lines on who will be the next Giants manager come Opening Day 2020:

San Francisco Giants Manager on Opening Day 2020

Matt Williams +200

Eric Chavez +250

Mike Matheny +350

Omar Vizquel +500

Ron Wotus +500

Hensley Meulens +500

Sandy Alomar +750

Carlos Beltran +800

Dusty Baker +1000

Will Clark +1000

Joe Girardi +1500

Buck Showalter +1500

Barry Bonds +2000

Gary Pettis +2000

Lloyd McClendon +2000

Dave Stewart +2000

Chili Davis +2000

Eric Byrnes +5000

Randy Johnson +5000

Mark McGwire +7500

Rickey Henderson +10000

Buster Posey (player-manager) +10000

Tony La Russa +20000

Brian Kenny +20000

Mike Krukow +20000

Duane Kuiper +20000

Jon Miller +50000

Jose Canseco +100000

Pete Rose +100000

Matt Williams

The first name at the top of the board is Matt Williams, who is a former first-round pick of the Giants. Williams contributed quite a bit to the franchise, playing in four All-Star games, winning three Gold Gloves and three Silver Sluggers in a 10-year span.

Williams has also earned accolades as a manager too, being named 2014 National League Manager of the Year with the Washington Nationals and even compiled a respectable 179-145 record in his two seasons with them. The issue is that he was badly outcoached in the playoffs in 2014 and the team basically quit on him in the second half of the 2015 season.

He’s now the third-base coach with the Oakland Athletics but given his history with the franchise, he’d likely get a good look.

Eric Chavez

Chavez has already been thrown around as the name of an up-and-comer who will be a manager one day. He’s just 41 years old and currently works as a special assistant to Los Angeles Angels General Manager Billy Epler. The fact that he’s in the front office and not on the field works against him. However, he was rumored to be the next Angels manager before they opted for Brad Ausmus.

Chavez is likely a longer shot than the odds suggest.

Bam Bam Meulens, Ron Wotus

Although Hensley Meulens and Ron Wotus may not be familiar names to everyone, they are names that are known quite well inside the Giants organization. If the team is to hire from inside, one of these two is likely to get a shot at the job.

Meulens is currently the team’s bench coach. He was moved from hitting coach to bench boss in 2017 and a few insiders like Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Grant Busbee of The McCovey Cove Chronicles believed that that move was to groom him to become the next manager. The Minnesota Twins and Cincinnati Reds previously interviewed him for their openings.

As for Wotus, he is the third-base coach. The 58-year-old has seemingly been overlooked for the job a couple of times as he’s been with the organization from 1999. He was their bench coach from 1999-2017 before Meulens replaced him, so while he has a shot, he seems like he’s now behind Meulens in the pecking order.

The main question here is whether the Giants want to clean house or hire from within. Much of that will likely be based on how the team performs in 2019.

Bob Geren

One man who is not on the list but could get a look is Geren. He’s currently the Dodgers bench coach so he’s a known commodity. Remember that Farhan Zaidi, who is the President of Baseball Operations with the Giants, was the Dodgers General Manager into 2018. Zaidi had him on his short list back in 2015, so it’s possible the Giants give him the keys in 2020. Another good season from the Dodgers could make Geren an attractive candidate.

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Who Will Be The San Francisco Giants Manager In 2020?
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Who Will Be The San Francisco Giants Manager In 2020?
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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has announced that the 2019 baseball season will be his last.
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Geoff Harvey has been creating odds and betting models since his days in the womb, just don't ask him how he used to get his injury reports back then. Harvey contributes a wealth of quality and informational content that is a valuable resource for any handicapper.

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