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SF Giants: 4 Implications of Bochy-to-Red Sox Speculation
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Rumors, rumors...could Bochy depart SF for Boston?

Buster Olney of espn.com tweeted early Saturday that Giants manager Bruce Bochy could be on Boston Red Sox G.M. Theo Epstein's list of targets to replace recently-departed Terry Francona.

(the rumor was quashed, sort of, later Saturday when San Francisco Chronicle beat reporter Henry Schulman tweeted that the Giants "...will lock him (Bochy) up..."

Perhaps Schulman's confidence is based on firm sources. (none were cited or implied in his tweet)

Everything that has been said publicly by Giant officials suggests no imminent changes in front office or field management. 

Sabean sounded confident in comments to reporters late last week that he and Bochy would be back.

New club CEO Larry Baer—in whose hands the decisions rest—has sounded optimistic about both returning, although his comments could be interpreted as less-than-iron clad endorsements.

Is there something to Olney's speculation? Is this just the start of the annual managerial merry-go-round?

Here are four things to consider.

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