3. Bruce Bochy
Legendary San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy retired after the 2019 season and that began the Gape Kapler era. Bochy had managed the team since 2007 and captured three World Series despite only making the postseason four times over that span.
While it’s reasonable to question why he only made it to October four times out of 13 tries, there’s something to be said about his ability to navigate a team in the most high-pressure situations. Even more impressive was that he was able to do so while making the postseason so infrequently.
Bochy just came out of retirement and signed on with the Texas Rangers, which means he was probably open to returning to baseball at some point within the last year if this materialized shortly after the 2022 regular season ended. Maybe if the Yankees had pressed, he would’ve jumped at the opportunity for 2022 … though there’s no way to tell, because we don’t know where Bochy’s mind was at.
If you take yourself as seriously as The New York Yankees, then no option is completely off the table. Sadly, Hal Steinbrenner’s regime has had this team plummet more into irrelevancy than glory. So what reputation are they still trying to uphold?