When the San Francisco Giants fired Gabe Kapler, the reactions were strong and swift across the Giants' fanbase. In one corner were the folks that thought that Kapler had done a good job with what he had overall and that it was the front office to blame for the team's struggles in 2023. In the other corner, there were the fans that either never liked Kapler from day one or didn't like Kapler's managerial style and felt as though the Giants would be better off with someone else at the helm.
Time will tell as to who ends up being right, but the fact remains that the Giants need a new manager and the search appears to be heating up of late. While Farhan Zaidi's own questionable future with the franchise potentially could be keeping some top candidates away from the Giants' skipper job as any change there could cost the manager their job as well, San Francisco still seems to have a strong pool of options they are considering at the moment
Here is a ranking of the rumored manager candidates to replace Gabe Kapler
There is no real science here as evaluating managers in the best of circumstances is already extremely tough. A lot of what baseball managers do is behind closed doors and that means that outside observers will never really know what forces behind the scenes could be in play. However, taking a look at the resumes of some of the candidates that have been connected to the Giants in their search does have some value even if the results are likely to be imperfect.
Let's take a look at seven managerial candidates that the Giants appear to be considering to be their next manager.