The first of what should be several dominoes fell today as the San Francisco Giants announced that they have fired general manager Bobby Evans.
Evan had spent the last 25 years in the Giants organization and the last four as the GM.
According to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Hank Schulman, an announcement is expected Monday. Reports indicate they are planning on asking Evans to stay in the organization, but no word yet if Evans plans to stay or go.
San Francisco is currently 166-224 since the 2016 All-Star break and will finish in fourth place this season after finishing in dead last in 2017.
General Managers tend to take the fall when a team loses, but it is clear that the current 25 man roster needs a shake up. Most of the Giants core are on the wrong side of 30, and it will be the job of the next GM to find players that can turn this team around.
USA Today reporter Bob Nightengale suggested that former assistant GM Ned Colletti is the favorite to replace Evans.
Colletti became an assistant GM to Brian Sabean in 1997 and left the Giants organization in 2005 to join the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. Colletti was the GM for the Dodgers from 2006-2014.
While Colletti certainly knows the Giants front office well and has worked with Sabean before, the right move might be to bring someone in who doesn’t have a deep history with the franchise and can look at the roster more objectively.
Schulman quickly ended speculation about Colletti, however.
Here are ten possible candidates that could be great fits as the next San Francisco GM, compiled by Giants Minor League expert @giantsprospects.