We've seen two versions of Bruce Bochy, Giants manager.

There is the slow-moving version who stays with veterans, gives players time to work out of slumps and generally makes fewer rash decisions than Warren Buffett.

Then there is the ultra-reactionary version who manages the lineup and bullpen like a day trader with an espresso habit.

Usually, you see slow Bochy morph into Jim Cramer-style Bochy somewhere around late September. We saw it in 2010 when he yanked Pablo Sandoval as the starting third baseman, no longer able to trust his defense because of conditioning issues or deal with a lack of production at the plate. (That move, you'll recall, opened a starting role for none other than World Series MVP Edgar Renteria.)