Bobby Evans Was Bad for the San Francisco Giants
By Jules Posner
The San Francisco Giants have entered a new age. With new president Farhan Zaidi and his subsequent hires in place, the new guard is moving slowly into the new era of Giants baseball. Very slowly.
The San Francisco Giants are moving so slowly people are asking, “Is this a new era? This team looks a lot like the old era.”
Sure, nothing seems to be happening and the transactions the Giants have made thus far have not been very exciting. But at least Zaidi and company are exercising patience and assessing risk before they spend the big bucks. Or any bucks at all.
Farhan Zaidi has a lot of work to do and a lot of work to undo. Considering Zaidi’s tenure as GM of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he seems fully capable of doing the job. Which brings me to my main point: Bobby Evans was bad.
For many people, Bobby Evans has become the scapegoat for most of the San Francisco Giants current problems and rightfully so. It’s easy to say “in hindsight, he made a lot of mistakes”. But many of those mistakes could have been avoided with better/any foresight. When speaking of Bobby Evans this includes his scouting and analytics staff as well. Bobby Evans and company (hereafter will be referred to as “Bobby Evans”) did hit on a lot of moves they made, but they missed on just as many. And when they missed, they missed big, which is what inevitably did Bobby Evans in.