1-on-1 with Bruce Bochy from Pebble Beach
Jim Kozimor catches up with Bruce Bochy to talk about his offseason and his golf game.
Hard Grizzlies are with a soft stuff I -- get him out there today. Vol or stay hell be honest Jim I -- all over the board regard I've pretty good partner good rigidities. He's firmly close to a scratch golfer he picked me when I needed them emotional victory. But just because of as a club and -- -- energized when that they've been for -- did a beautiful -- great cause and you know that the political will be -- forward German it's just it's real. Siena golf course and just like on the diamond and you guys are all cover each other that's the way it goes double for has -- some baseball questions. How much vision did you get in any offseason out. You know I really given. As much as I normally do it's I'm sure offseason which I'll -- I was prepared for all seasons. Did go to Mexico and I did T shirt fishermen ministers from a kayak a little bit down there. I did I think you offshore like I normally do -- satisfying you know I'm ready to go and that's that's what's important now these guys. You know we've got a short season is for -- important insurance you know they're also they're already to go. -- let's talk about the news the day Giants signed Ramon Ramirez to minor league deal is with the team and twenties and what does he do for you what what does that how does he hadn't into the mix for you guys. Well I got acrimony you should. You know some options those who were were good spring training. Especially when you get to a last week and you you know make some good decisions. It's good to have. Experienced veteran like this who helped his horse into 2010 the any of those one the World Series years ago. Here's -- little more coverage. You know we're -- not come back Wilson. There will have him. You know you wanna get all experienced guys who were accustomed -- professionally in the ball game and Ramon gives us that option. Hey you we mentioned Brian Wilson is that ships sailed is that a done deal is there's still a chance at the Giants would talk to him. Well I can't say it's a done -- on me. Eventually going to be up to us. Brian -- and -- of course Brian Wilson. Saw some scenario I think about right now why he's not on the roster -- spring training. Here we're who we have and that's where my focus has to be very good. You can see -- herself completely -- tool both sides review that. When -- ask you about a guy had a real up and down year but a real nice finish Tim Lincecum my body showed a lot of guts. The way he finished out the year for you last year's win another World Series crown. And he talked to watch in the off season and he. Has he gained some weight. In the offseason and I think that's with the Giants one is in there. I'll be honest. You know we always in short off season -- a lot of these guys are usually long way that your breakups. But I agree would tell me you come through for some flu season. Get as a conference like you get the slugger back and so I think he should have reviewed here I don't know worries which is where you don't see them soon. The fan -- this is new haircut and a dozen different look would tell it's. You know solve every athlete has an up and down year occasionally Timmy did but. Don't think you learned you grow from it and I have them in spring training and things even more determined and then like -- that I have a swagger back. Most anticipated new look at my hair and hair do it Tim Lincecum. Are your 25 man roster when you take a look at how many spots are really up for grabs when you look at the 2013 season. Well I think you have to look at the bench. Maybe who's going -- they're worth. Blocker almost feel we've reduced time Torres who is we'll be competitive there. And we elected to keep the competition I think you present the best of the players autumn weather today we're seven and one point five men frustrated that we have. These two squads in the bullpen that's open and and maybe. Spot on the bench. No word these guys have a chance of maker club. Especially from writes I would near Wright hit a bad Elvis and look feel or maybe come up to mention. And of course I'm always looking forward looking note has some players haven't seen. I know it's only February is a lot of time to come up -- these answers but this was just get on a couple of your closer role. Is it all Sergio Romo is the -- close are you still hold until bullpen by committee closer by committee. Well as of right now I I would be looking men Sergio get the lion's share -- the games closing games. You know we do wanna protect him. I'm not enough they can handle the load but you know we're a little bit on your territory and I took over early in the season but. You know -- -- his -- -- so. Here we like to. And use some other guys maybe people fresh and to have some guys are accustomed. -- -- in the ball game I can see him close blog again pleasure of course. Felt Lopez. With the guys I think that can help each other they complement each other very well enough strong and enabled us you know we keep guys fresh. Because in the playoffs your starters go a lot of extra innings how much early in 2013. We watchers starters innings and maybe put a lot of -- women. Well I is really important we do. Keep and I -- -- watchful eye on these guys and make sure we don't know we're using so. You know you probably. We'll see -- you know. Probably come out their game a little bit those sooner than. -- you know what they did last year you got to watch him those innings. You're kind of pitches and innings fanning -- through so. You know maybe not -- they're -- grinding him out we'll go to somebody else for that same time he's. You have to be real careful you don't Wear your bullpen so you -- -- -- for me to their sometimes. But I will say. Our staff they do a tremendous job -- keep themselves in better condition and we're very fortunate over -- starters in the credit goes through our conditioning guys did reduce the keep these series. Healthy so they can make every start. Cardinal finish by asking about your MVP Buster Posey. Are you are you hold an avenue and play a couple of games over first base I know he wants to be a catcher are you gonna handle next season. Firmer similar to what we did last year where its -- work for a couple throws to go. On the field is much as we did in. You know we. We know how important he is -- -- have so you have plans to first base this situation in my game from Brendan -- but. Brandon may take some. Ground balls and fly balls left field to keep that option open with a bit. I think -- like the way. That kept them in the game come from charge and still -- is complete days off put by being able -- first base and makes us a better club. Well I'll grab a bunt down on Pavel I know you're gonna have fun advanced as that place is going to be just going crazy for the Giants. As you guys get ready for 2013 bruised -- -- thanks for joining us here chronicle live. -- thank you Jim I appreciate a great day you guys down there in trouble I will say is mostly a result that I I was missing our resume. The World Series or you have got a few thousand people that are here. You're doing something you know very good average we're at a great time Giants a beautiful reminders here -- not raise some money. So it's it's been a good day. Libraries thinks that time money we'll see -- -- in spring training and the are you see their bags.