Farhan Zaidi

Madison Bumgarner is going to get paid
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Karl Buscheck
December 04, 2019 - 1:04 pm
For baseball fans, writers, reporters, observers — and executives — in and around San Francisco, there’s one big takeaway from Zack Wheeler’s purported $118-million payday with the Philadelphia Phillies: holy crap, Madison Bumgarner is going to get paid. Wheeler gets five years and $118 million. —...
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Kevin Pillar says goodbye to Giants, fans
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Karl Buscheck
December 03, 2019 - 10:33 am
After the Giants parted ways with Kevin Pillar, declining to tender a contract to the Willie Mac Award winner, the veteran center fielder has penned a heartfelt message to the organization and the orange and black fans. Thank you @sfgiants and the fans for welcoming my family and I. I loved every...
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Ray Ratto
November 13, 2019 - 2:10 pm
We grade press conferences in America because we run long on optics and short on substance. Credit our short-attention spans, and show us the pretty colors. That said, Gabe Kapler and Farhan Zaidi largely aced their initial press conference and public perp walk. They apologized for their actions...
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Ray Ratto
November 12, 2019 - 9:25 pm
The San Francisco Giants have concluded that the man best equipped to form their future while doing daily battle with their past is Gabe Kapler. He will come to appreciate it as much as regret it. The upside? As the team's new manager, Kapler will implement Farhan Zaidi's master plan from the chair...
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Karl Buscheck
November 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Gabe Kapler is the Giants new manager, the team announced on Tuesday night. “Our top priority in the next manager was to find someone who can build strong relationships with our players, coaches, front office and fans, and someone who has the drive and desire to win,” Giants President of Baseball...
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Karl Buscheck
October 31, 2019 - 9:47 am
The hunt for Bruce Bochy’s replacement appears to be reaching the final stages, according to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic. Here’s Pavlovic’s scoop: “According to league sources, the Giants have narrowed their search to former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, Royals quality control coach Pedro...
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Karl Buscheck
October 10, 2019 - 9:08 am
Add another name to the reported list of candidates in the running to succeed three-time World Series champion Bruce Bochy. Gabe Kapler immediately becomes a strong candidate for the #SFGiants managerial opening. He and Farhan Zaidi had a strong relationship with the #Dodgers together. — Bob...
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Karl Buscheck
October 04, 2019 - 11:56 am
As the Giants begin what is expected to a protracted pursuit for Bruce Bochy’s successor, Mark Kotsay, the former A’s outfielder turned green and gold coach, has catapulted into the conversation. Hear Mark Kotsay is a strong candidate for the #SFGiants managerial job. A’s quality control coach is...
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Karl Buscheck
August 05, 2019 - 11:52 am
The Giants have scooped up ex-A's reliever Ryan Dull, the team announced on Monday morning, about a week before the clubs face off in Round 1 of The Bay Bridge Series. Dull will report to Triple-A Sacramento. Dull, who was lugging around a 12.00 ERA in seven appearences for the A's, was designated...
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Karl Buscheck
July 31, 2019 - 2:42 pm
Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith, the Giants’ foremost trade chips, survived deadline day. A whole bunch of other pitchers, including Drew Pomeranz, Mark Melancon and Sam Dyson, did not. Bumgarner had a very Bumgarner-y response to his staying with his only MLB club. Madison Bumgarner said Giants...
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