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A closer look at Bruce Bochy

Updated: April 5, 2012, 3:27 PM ET
By Bonnie-Jill Laflin | Special to Page 2

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Bruce Bochy has been described as a player's manager. He's a firm, disciplined leader who never criticizes his players in public. Being a former catcher, his greatest attribute is his handling of pitchers -- knowing when to pull a starter or deciding what reliever to bring in from the 'pen depending on the situation. These pitching decisions helped guide the Giants to a World Series title in 2010.

Son Brett Bochy is a right-handed pitcher in the Giants ...

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