first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 McKeon led the Marlins to the 2003 World Series title and a winning record in each of his three seasons as manager. The third-oldest manager in major-league history, McKeon will remain with the Marlins as an adviser – and he’s open to offers from other teams. “Sometimes you need to step back and maybe take a breather for six or seven months and get recharged,” he said. “I haven’t given up the thought of managing again.” Bonds in 120 games? Giants general manager Brian Sabean thinks Barry Bonds could be physically ready to play around 120 games for San Francisco next season. “It’s reasonable to think he can play 120 games,” Sabean said Sunday before the Giants’ final game of the year against Arizona. “Now, will we be in a position to have to rest him and be conscious that he’s going to come in some days cranky and not be able to go? The next step is to get him in spring training and get him in a position to be able to do that. I think he wants that.” McKeon’s resignation had been expected, and he confirmed it to the team in the clubhouse before the game. “He got very emotional when he told us, like your granddad is going away and you’re not going to see him anymore,” veteran Jeff Conine (UCLA) said. “It’s tough for him. Baseball is his life.” When Florida Marlins manager Jack McKeon told his players Sunday he was calling it quits, they responded with applause and hugs – and then a comeback win. The Marlins defeated the Braves 7-6 in their regular-season finale on Sunday. center_img Bonds, who turned 41 in July, played in 14 games this season with 13 starts in left field – all last month. The seven-time NL MVP batted .286 (12-for-42) with five home runs and 10 RBI, drawing nine walks and striking out six times. He has 708 career homers, third on the all-time list behind Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (755). Biggio gets extension: The Houston Astros announced a contract extension for Craig Biggio through 2006, which will be his 19th season – all in Houston. Biggio hit .264 with a career-high 26 home runs and 69 RBI this season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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