San Francisco Giants Fire General Manager, Bobby Evans
By Daniel Sperry
The San Francisco Giants have fired General Manager, Bobby Evans with a week left in the season.
The San Francisco Giants will have one big hole to fill this offseason as General Manager for the last four years, Bobby Evans, has been fired from his role. It doesn’t currently look like he will be re-assigned within the organization as his 25 year run with the ball club comes to an end.
Henry Schulman broke the news this afternoon as there are more moves coming in the San Francisco Giants front office in the coming weeks as well.
While his true influence could be debated, it was a marked change in philosophy for the Giants when he came in. He immediately tried to make free agency splashes on the biggest names available, in what could’ve arguably been a move to win over trust and support for the fanbase.
The ability to land big time free agents allowed the Giants to always be able to sell their contender status. But as the names came in, and the payroll skyrocketed up, their winning percentage skyrocketed downward. The San Francisco Giants sit at under .500 over his four year tenure of roster and payroll oversight.
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Along with his inability to make the right deal, which has a good amount of luck involved in it anyways, his personality just never seemed to fit the role he was given. He seemed reluctant to give interviews, and just never gave off that vibe with any sort of media member.
Sabean was the face despite his role change, yes. But Evans still never seemed to possess the cunning that is required by people of that role. Evans seemed more cut from the Dave Dombrowski cloth than he did the Sabean cloth despite the many years in the franchise.
The smart, small year deals for guys who had the hunger and passion to reach the apex of their sport was a trademark of the Sabean deals.
Yes, he gave his star players big money deals, but he rarely committed the years, especially to players from outside the organization. Those years that Evans was willing to commit to land his prizes are now what is giving the organization a rather bleak future.
While it’s easy to point fingers at Bobby for a lot of things, he’s just one of many voices in the front office that have a relative share of the powers. You’d hope the Giants get back to their normal contractual M.O. when the new guy comes in, but expect to see smaller changes from this front office.