UPDATE: San Francisco Giants GM Search Continues
By Michael Saltzman
The San Francisco Giants have been linked to a new name in the race to find a new team president, general manager and/or captain of the ship.
Here is the latest from the current San Francisco Giants search to replace former general manager Bobby Evans.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported (paid subscription required) that the Giants had asked permission to interview Los Angeles Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi. Zaidi and team president Andrew Friedman declined to comment on the possibility at an end of the year news conference.
Andrew Baggerly, who writes for The Athletic, reported (paid subscription required) that the Giants did in fact interview senior vice president of baseball operations for MLB Kim Ng for the GM job.
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According to Baggerly:
"A source familiar with Ng’s thinking told me last month that after being a candidate in so many GM searches over the years, perhaps at times to fulfill diversity quotas, Ng would not relish going through the process again unless she had a reasonable belief that a position would be offered to her."
Giants beat writer Chris Haft of MLB.com had reported that the Giants planned to interview the former assistant general manager of the Yankees.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s Hank Schulman reported that the Giants interviewed Tampa Bay Rays senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom, who was also a finalist for the New York Mets’ GM opening, but lost out to agent Brodie Van Wagenen.
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.
Chicago reporter Bruce Levine reported the Giants have interviewed Jason McLeod, the Cubs’ senior vice president of player development and amateur scouting.
The Giants had asked to interview Milwaukee general manager David Sterns and Toronto Blue Jays executive vice president Ben Cherington, but were turned down.
The general manager meetings are scheduled for November 6-8 in Carlsbad, Calif., and reports are that vice president and assistant general manager Jeremy Shelley will be representing the Giants at those meetings.
Brain Sabean, the executive vice president of baseball operations, will be in Arizona scouting.