SAN DIEGO — Bruce Bochy’s telephone buzzed on Friday, and Chris Young, the general manager of the Texas Rangers, was on the line. After some general chitchat, Young cut to the chase.
We got him, he informed Bochy. Jacob deGrom is ours.
Time will tell if that blockbuster move changes the Rangers’ fortunes, but Bochy, an out-of-retirement manager who rode Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain to three World Series titles a decade ago, can spot a lottery ticket when he sees one.
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