That’s no way to treat the guy who led you to three championships in the last five years. Abbey Mastracco of FOX Sports West reports that Giants manager Bruce Bochy was left behind at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night following his team’s 6-2 victory.
The Giants’ team bus left Dodger Stadium without Bochy, forcing him to call a cab for a ride back to L.A. Live, about a 10-minute drive. However, Bochy reportedly waited more than 35 minutes for the cab to arrive, making matters worse.
“The bus left me,” [Bochy] said Saturday, before the second game of the rivalry series. “I thought it was like, ‘Leave no troops behind.'”
“And people think I have a glamorous job,” Bochy joked. “And then I’m standing there outside the ballpark.”
Shortstop Brandon Crawford saw Bochy standing outside of Dodger Stadium and offered him a ride, but the manager turned him down as Crawford wasn’t staying at L.A. Live.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Rockies and shortstop Trevor Story have come to terms on a two-year, $27.5 million deal, buying out his two remaining years of arbitration eligibility.
Story, 27, and the Rockies did not agree on a salary before the deadline earlier this month. Story filed for $11.5 million while the team countered at $10.75 million. The average annual value of this deal — $13.75 million — puts him a little bit ahead this year and likely a little bit behind next year.
This past season in Colorado, Story hit .294/.363/.554 with 35 home runs, 85 RBI, 111 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases over 656 trips to the plate. He also continued to rank among the game’s best defensive shortstops. Per FanGraphs, Story’s 10.9 Wins Above Replacement over the last two seasons is fifth-best among shortstops (min. 1,000 PA) behind Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and Marcus Semien.
With third baseman Nolan Arenado likely on his way out via trade, one wonders if the same fate awaits Story at some point over the next two seasons.