Ron Wotus is the Giants bench coach and a candidate to become the Rays’ next manager. Here’s what Giants manager Bruce Bochy had to say about Wotus, as provided by MLB.com’s Chris Haft, who covers the Giants:
“Ronnie has done such a great job for me. … He sees different ways to do things. Very well-prepared. He’s going to bring a lot to any team [that hires him]. He’s the guy who really runs our defense here and he’s the guy who helps me quite a bit before the game, during the game. He’s the one who runs Spring Training. So [given] his knowledge and experience, he’s ready. There’s no question about it.”
Haft noted that Bochy also cited Wotus’ work under managers Dusty Baker and Felipe Alou. “Two guys I really revere and respect.”
Haft pointed out that it’s significant that while Baker brought Wotus to the Majors as a coach, both Alou and Bochy saw fit to keep him on the staff.