The Bay Stars are apparently thinking about asking Takao Obana (currently the Giants' Pitcher's Chief Coach) to be their manager for the 2010 season. To that end, the Bay Stars will likely submit a request to the Giants, once the Nippon Series is over, to see if they can get permission to talk to him.
Yokohama feels Obana is the best equipped candidate to help the team go through their rebuilding process.
Obana has been a pitching coach for 4 different teams (Lotte, Yakult, Daiei, and Yomiuri) over the years.
(I guess this means no Bobby?)