Latest move highlights persisent trend of poor communication from SF Giants front office

Brandon Crawford is now a St. Louis Cardinal. A fact that many SF Giants fans are still coming to grips with.

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Latest move highlights persisent trend of poor communication from SF Giants front office

The Crawford and Correa Conniption

The debacle has two facets. The most important aspect of this piece is the communication (or lack thereof) with Brandon Crawford (the franchise leader in games played at SS) about the signing of free agent shortstop Carlos Correa.

In an interview with John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Crawford stated this about the signing "Bottom line is my feelings in all this don’t really matter, was I a little caught off guard when I found out about the agreement? Yes, definitely".

Under no circumstances should a player who has played over a decade with one team be "caught off guard" by a signing made at his position because the front office should have been upfront about the discussions from the beginning. The lack of awareness and honesty from the current front office and previous managerial regime is startling.

The second aspect of this flub was the dissolving of the Correa contract. Correa had some justifiable concerns with his physical later confirmed by the New York Mets taking a near identical path that the Giants did.

After canceling the press conference that was intended to announce Correa, the Giants communicated to Scott Boras that they were still interested in signing Correa. After which Boras never heard from the Giants again.

According to Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle, "Scott Boras tells me that after the Giants canceled their press conference yesterday, they indicated they still wanted to negotiate about Correa. But he didn’t hear anything more from them.

Twelve hours later, the Mets deal got worked out." The lack of a follow-up or any further communication with a guy they loved enough to give a thirteen-year contract to is such poor management it is comical.