Reds hire potential replacement for Bruce Bochy away from Giants

SAN FRANCISCO–Some members of the Giants organization viewed farm director David Bell as a potential successor to manager Bruce Bochy.

That perception will now change.

The Cincinnati Reds announced that Bell has been hired as the team’s next manager, leaving the Giants with another vacant position in the front office.

David Bell has been named the new manager of the Cincinnati Reds. He will be introduced at a press conference on Monday at 11:00 a.m.

— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) October 21, 2018

Bell joined the Giants last offseason as the club’s vice president of player development and took on the task of revamping the franchise’s farm system. As the team concluded the regular season and entered a period of uncertainty, Giants CEO Larry Baer lauded the former 12-year major league veteran for his efforts and sounded determined to move forward with Bell as a member of the organization.

It’s possible Bell also emerged as an in-house candidate to replace Bobby Evans as the Giants head of baseball operations, but the club’s search for a new executive remains ongoing.

Bell will take over in Cincinnati one year before Bochy’s contract in San Francisco expires. Bochy has not revealed whether the 2019 season will be his last with the Giants, but it’s likely a new president of baseball operations will want to assume more control over the organization’s personnel.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


Oilers’ McDavid unconcerned with who holds ‘best in the world’ crown

Truth be told, it was never really all that close.

While other young phenoms blossom and superstar mainstays prove they have more to give, only one player in the game has cleaned up for two straight years to the tune of back-to-back Ted Lindsay Awards (league MVP as voted by the players) and scoring titles, with a 2017 Hart Trophy thrown in the mix, just for good measure.

The man that held the mantle of ‘league’s best’ for the last decade recently confirmed what most have held to be true for a couple years now when he tabbed Connor McDavid as the best talent plying his trade in the big leagues at the moment.

But you can count the Edmonton Oilers captain among those not too concerned with who’s most worthy of the crown.

“That’s just noise,” McDavid said Saturday, joining Scott Oake and Louie DeBrusk on Hockey Night in Canada‘s After Hours. “I mean, obviously you want to put your name in the hat and there’s a lot of different guys that could be the best player in the world. It’s all up for debate, depends what player you like. But in my opinion, it’s still Crosby.”

Though McDavid still opted to choose the elder generational talent as the world’s best, the 21-year-old — while taking a trip down memory lane — said he appreciated getting that vote of respect from No. 87.

A young Connor McDavid poses with Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby.

“Obviously, it means a lot — he’s a guy I grew up watching,” McDavid said. “I remember that pic, I think I was shaking in my shoes. I was so nervous just to meet both of them, and Sid obviously. It’s pretty funny to look back on, but it means so much to hear it come …read more



Reported Blue Jays candidate David Bell joins Reds as new manager

The Cincinnati Reds have named David Bell their new manager, the team announced Sunday morning.

David Bell has been named the new manager of the Cincinnati Reds. He will be introduced at a press conference on Monday at 11:00 a.m.

— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) October 21, 2018

Bell, who was the farm director for the San Francisco Giants, was among the finalists for the Toronto Blue Jays‘ open managerial position, according to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi.

Joe Espada (Houston Astros bench coach), Rocco Baldelli (Tampa Bay Rays major-league field co-ordinator) and Brandon Hyde (Chicago Cubs bench coach) are believed to be among the other finalists for the Blue Jays job that became open when the team parted with John Gibbons at the end of the regular season.

Each of those candidates has garnered some level of interest from other MLB clubs on the hunt for a new manager, including the Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles.

More to come.

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High school football: Weekend scoreboard, how Top 25 fared


Pacific Coast Gabilan

San Benito 47, Seaside 20


Oakland 20, Castlemont 6

McClymonds 94, Skyline 0


BVAL Mt. Hamilton

Lincoln 27, Live Oak 24

Leland 28, Oak Grove 26

Piedmont Hills 49, Pioneer 41

Santa Teresa 40, Westmont 19

BVAL Santa Teresa

Independence 35, Del Mar 0

Branham 27, Leigh 21

Overfelt 27, Willow Glen 20

Silver Creek 27, Gunderson 6

BVAL West Valley

Hill 34, San Jose 13

Mt. Pleasant 44, Prospect 13

Sobrato 14, Evergreen Valley 8

Yerba Buena 35, James Lick 15


Homestead 23, Cupertino 13

Los Gatos 56, Fremont 0

Wilcox 28, Milpitas 7

SCVAL El Camino

Gunn 14, Los Altos 13

Monta Vista 55, Lynbrook 13

Mountain View 17, Santa Clara 10

Pacific Coast Gabilan

Aptos 54, Christopher 7

Palma 49, Alvarez 0

Salinas 49, Gilroy 0


Aragon 43, Half Moon Bay 21

Terra Nova 67, Menlo 33

PAL Ocean

Hillsdale 41, South San Francisco 12

Burlingame 31, King’s Academy 20

San Mateo 28, Sequoia 21

PAL Lake

Capuchino 59, Woodside 36

Carlmont 28, Mills 7

Jefferson 28, El Camino 6

West Catholic

Sacred Heart Cathedral 39, Riordan 0

Serra 50, St. Ignatius 14

St. Francis 28, Bellarmine 0

Valley Christian 27, Mitty 0

Bay Valley

Antioch 28, Deer Valley 20

Freedom 49, Heritage 7

Liberty 24, Pittsburg 21

DAL Foothill

Miramonte 46, Acalanes 34

Campolindo 49, Northgate 0

Clayton Valley 56, Alhambra 0

DAL Valley

College Park 50, Mt. Diablo 7

Las Lomas 35, Benicia 0

EBAL Mountain

De La Salle 48, San Ramon Valley 14

Monte Vista 42, Foothill 7

EBAL Valley

Amador Valley 49, Livermore 14

Granada 49, Dougherty Valley 7

Mission Valley

Logan def. American, forfeit

Moreau Catholic 68, Kennedy 0

Tri-County Rock

El Cerrito 48, Salesian 7

Kennedy-Richmond 40, St. Patrick-St. Vincent 28

Tri-County Stone

Vallejo 34, Albany 24

De Anza 51, Bethel 20

Pinole Valley 49, Richmond 0

West Alameda Foothill

Bishop O’Dowd 49, Castro Valley 13

Piedmont 14, Berkeley 6

San Leandro 18, Encinal 13

West Alameda Shoreline

Alameda 40, Mt. Eden 22

Hayward 30, Tennyson 20


California 45, Dublin 0



Menlo-Atherton at Sacred Heart Prep, 2 p.m.

DAL Valley

Ygnacio Valley at Berean Christian, 1:30 p.m.

Mission Valley

Irvington vs. Newark Memorial at Washington, 7 p.m.

Tri-County Rock

Hercules at St. Mary’s, 1:30 p.m.

West Alameda Shoreline

Arroyo at San Lorenzo, …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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