Bloom is currently the senior vice president of baseball operations for the Tampa Bay Rays. This is his second season as the Senior VP. This is his 14th season with the Tampa organization. He invented the “Rays Way” manual and overhauled the Rays minor league system, player evaluation, video, scouting, strength and conditioning and more.
Tyler is the director of baseball operations for the Rays. This is his sixth season in the Tampa front office. A graduate from Brown University, he is another Ivy League executive the Giants could look at to change their philosophy on how they analyze baseball talent.
The connection between the Giants and Rays has been through trades the last three seasons. If the Giants went after Bloom or Tyler, they would be taking someone who is very familiar with the Giants farm system. Matt Duffy, Christian Arroyo, and Lucius Fox are among the Giants farmhands they have traded for as well as signed former homegrown Giant Sergio Romo as a free agent.
One thing is clear with the firing of Evans: The Giants want to look at things differently. One possible change could be going the “Rays Way.”
Ferry is currently the director of baseball operations for the New York Yankees. As with Zaidi and the Dodgers, Ferry has been a part of a front office tasked with dealing with large contracts and a depleted farm system and find a way to get back to winning immediately.
Brian Cashman, who is the Yankees current GM and the longest tenured GM in baseball, was praised for the prospects they received while trading veteran players and then holding on to their best prospects while they went after top players on the trade market.
Ferry would be asked to do something similar here in San Francisco, and with the success the Yankees are currently having, Cashman seems to be safe in his role running the show in the Bronx.