Urban: Bochy Finishes First Where it Counts


Urban: Bochy Finishes First Where it Counts

Nov. 17, 2010

Dont cry for or about Bruce Bochy because he wasntnamed the National Leagues Manager of the Year.For one thing, the voters got this one right, too -- just asthey did in naming Buster Posey the top rookie.Not only did San Diegos Bud Black do more with lessthan Bochy, guiding the seriously hamstrung Padres to the brink of what wouldhave been the most unexpected division title in recent memory, but CincysDusty Baker, who finished second to Black by a mere vote, did more with lessthan Bochy as well.Thats certainly not a knock on Bochy. He did amasterful job from start to finish. But he had the best rotation in baseball,one of the top three closers and the top rookie. His cupboard was far less barethan the men who finished ahead of him.If the award werent strictly based on the regularseason, mind you, Bochy wins the thing going away. He was a god in October andearly November.But heres guessing hes just fine withfinishing third on this one. He finished first where it counts most.

Giants lineup: Nunez returns, batting second vs Padres


Giants lineup: Nunez returns, batting second vs Padres

Amidst trade rumors, Eduardo Nunez is back in the lineup for the Giants Thursday night against the Padres.

San Diego Padres (40-54)

1. Jose Pirela (R) 2B
2. Matt Szczur (R) CF
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Jabari Blash (R) LF
5. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
6. Erick Aybar (S) SS
7. Cory Spangenberg (L) 3B
8. Luis Torrens (R) C
9. Jhoulys Chacin (R) P

San Francisco Giants (37-59)

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B
3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Hunter Pence (R) RF
7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
9. Madison Bumgarner (R) P

Report: Lakers have shown interest in former Warriors guard

Report: Lakers have shown interest in former Warriors guard

Ian Clark is looking for his next basketball home.

And the Lakers have shown interest in the free agent guard, according to The Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner.

Over 77 regular season games with the Warriors last season, Clark averaged 6.8 points while shooting just under 49 percent from the field and over 37 percent from deep.

In 16 playoff games (he did not play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals), he averaged 6.8 points on 50.6 percent shooting overall, and 36 percent from 3-point territory.

Last week, he was asked if he would be back with the Warriors in 2017-18.

"It's not looking like it," Clark said while in Memphis. "Going through that situation right now. As much as I want to stay, it's a business. But we'll see. Anything could happen."

The Warriors do have an open roster spot, but it's quite possible they enter training camp and/or the season with just 14 players under contract.

Golden State can only offer Clark the minimum of $1,577,230.

The Lakers could give Clark up to $4.3 million -- the room mid-level exception.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller