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San Francisco Giants: Top Ten Candidates to Replace Bobby Evans

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean holds The Commissioner's Trophy after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean holds The Commissioner's Trophy after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 15: Cleveland Indians players celebrate in the locker room after the Indians defeated the Detroit Tigers 15-0 to clinch there American League Central Championship at Progressive Field on September 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 15: Cleveland Indians players celebrate in the locker room after the Indians defeated the Detroit Tigers 15-0 to clinch there American League Central Championship at Progressive Field on September 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Mike Chernoff

Chernoff is currently the general manager for the Cleveland Indians. He became the assistant general manager in 2010. After declining an interview with the San Diego Padres for the GM job in 2014, he was promoted to general manager of the Indians the following year.

The Indians have already clinched a spot in the 2018 playoffs, making this the third straight American League Central title and the third straight trip to the post-season under Chernoff.

Matt Arnold

Arnold is currently the vice president and assistant general manager for the Milwaukee Brewers. This is his third season in that role for the Brewers. His areas of focus include Major League operations, roster construction, financial planning, contract negotiations and player personnel decisions.

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Before joining the Brewers, Arnold was in the Tampa Bay organization. Arnold began working for the Rays in 2007.

Arnold, who is only 39, has already spent 17 seasons in professional baseball. He also has experience working in the baseball operations departments for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2000), Texas Rangers (2002) and Cincinnati Reds (2003-06).

One common thread for all of these candidates is they are coming from successful organizations that have taken a specific interest in the analytics of the game. With so many new stats worthy of analyzing to determine a player’s true value, it is nearly impossible to simply scout players the traditional way anymore.

While scouting will never go away and the infamous eye test will still tell baseball experts a lot about a player, the overwhelming proof in the most recent World Series winners and participants is that analytics is how front offices will be run from now on.

Bobby Evans Fired. Next

The Giants seem willing to get on board with a new approach and these possible candidates would be the right place to start.

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