Since he retired at the end of 2019, the rumors that Bruce Bochy has eyes on returning to the dugout have persisted.
The chatter has only increased in 2021, thanks to the San Diego Padres’ disappointing season, the team Bochy managed for the first 17 years of his coaching career. Bochy, who is currently working in a front office role with the Giants, was asked about his future plans when he joined KNBR on Tuesday.
“I’m going to keep saying no, same line you know,” Boch said. “I don’t think you rule out anything. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve been doing.
“You never say never, but the rumblings are louder than what is actually happening, trust me. I’ve been enjoying myself, traveling around to see the teams the coaches and everybody. You just don’t know.”
Bochy, 66, was also linked to the White Sox this offseason before they announced the hiring of Tony La Russa. It’s quite clear that there are many in Major League Baseball who would love for the three-time World Champion to manage their club, but it seems like the deal would have to be pretty sweet for him to make a return.
Listen to the full interview below.