With the World Series beginning this week, the San Francisco Giants GM search will be put on hold publicly as teams are not allowed to announce decisions during the Fall Classic.
Brian Sabean, the executive vice president of baseball operations, will continue to search for the next general manager of the San Francisco Giants but he may continue to make baseball decisions into the GM meetings.
Sabean, team president Larry Baer and other current front office members may end up using the GM meetings to continue the interview process.
Reports have been inconsistent, and it seems the Giants are not trying to broadcast who they have interviewed so far.
Chicago reporter Bruce Levine reported the Giants have interviewed Jason McLeod, the Cubs’ senior vice president of player development and amateur scouting.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that Diamondbacks senior vice president and assistant general manager Amiel Sawdaye had interviewed with the Giants, who had previously worked for the Boston Red Sox.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s Hank Schulman reported that the Giants interviewed Tampa Bay Rays senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom, who is also a finalist for the New York Mets’ GM opening.
Giants beat writer Chris Haft of MLB.com has reported that the Giants planned to interview MLB executive Kim Ng.
The Giants were denied permission to speak to the Milwaukee Brewers GM, David Stearns, according to The Athletic.
Toronto Blue Jays executive vice president Ben Cherington took his name out of the running, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Indians GM Mike Chernoff may be a candidate, but reports from the Chronicle are that the Cleveland Indians plan to sign him to an extension to prevent him from leaving for one of the open GM jobs.
The Chronicle was also reporting that Houston Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias is a candidate. While that may be true, the Giants have not yet asked permission to interview him.
There were also reports that David Bell may have been an in-house candidate, but he was hired this week by the Cincinnati Reds as their new manager.
While there are still more questions than answers, the finish line is certainly closer and the names are starting to become more public.