San Francisco Giants hire Farhan Zaidi as head of baseball operations

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A source confirmed the Giants will hire Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi as their president of baseball operations.

In November 2014, the Canadian-born Zaidi departed his job as assistant GM of the Oakland Athletics to lead the Dodgers under Andrew Friedman. The old regime of the Giants - while every front office in baseball has an "analytics" department - was definitely one of the more old-school groups remaining in baseball.

An interesting sub-story here is Zaidi obviously knows a lot about the Dodgers organization, from the personnel to how they evaluate players and much more.

The most recent casualty to what has been widely regarded as one of the best staffs in baseball is general manager, Farhan Zaidi. "I have watched the Giants from afar and I have great respect for the organization's culture and accomplishments".

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reported on one half of the Dodgers' braintrust departing on twitter.


The Giants taking one of the brightest minds away from the Dodgers will certainly heighten the rivalry even more after seeing the success Los Angeles has had.

He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998 and earned a Ph.D.in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 while with the A's.

Los Angeles made back-to-back World Series in 2017 and 2018.

The Giants fired previous general manager Bobby Evans during the final week of the regular season as the club wrapped up its second consecutive losing season.

Their president, Larry Baer, launched his search by saying the franchise longed for a "Next-Gen" executive to run baseball operations.

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