Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Farhan Zaidi Newsbeat

Monday, January 14, 2019

Farhan Zaidi On Giants’ Offseason, Bumgarner - MLB Trade Rumors

Some interesting tidbits.

From a hot-stove perspective, Zaidi noted that “we’re hopeful to have an announcement on a signing or a trade here in the next couple of days,” so some type of transaction could be imminent now that we’re more than two days removed from the interview.

...

Zaidi reiterated that the Giants aren’t going into a full rebuild, saying “We’re going to do what we can within the constraints we have to put a competitive ballclub out there” in 2019.  Winning the division “is always going to be a goal,” even as Zaidi admits the Dodgers are still the team to beat at this point.

A recent report from MLB.com’s Jon Morosi linking the Brewers and Giants in trade talks about Madison Bumgarner was “overblown,” in Zaidi’s words, as Bumgarner is “a huge part” of San Francisco’s plans to compete next season.  “We spent this offseason having to be realistic with where we are and being willing to listen on anything,” Zaidi said. “But it doesn’t change the fact that Madison Bumgarner is a very central cog to this team.  Nobody is making any outgoing calls on Madison Bumgarner.”

Jim Furtado Posted: January 14, 2019 at 11:05 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: farhan zaidi, giants

Friday, December 07, 2018

Why Giants are excited about South African-born prospect Kieran Lovegrove

You probably missed it, but the Giants made an under-the-radar move late in November that has boom or bust potential.

Across the minor-league transaction wire, the Giants signed 24-year-old reliever Kieran Lovegrove, a move that can bring major results in the future. Just ask president of baseball operation Farhan Zaidi.

“He’s a terrific arm, a terrific prospect,” Zaidi said Wednesday on KNBR.

If he makes it to the Show, he’ll be the second South African-born player to make it.

QLE Posted: December 07, 2018 at 06:25 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: farhan zaidi, giants, kieran lovegrove, south africa

Thursday, December 06, 2018

MLB free agency: Giants have extensively scouted pitcher Yusei Kikuchi

The first free-agent pitching domino fell Tuesday when former D’backs ace Patrick Corbin reportedly agreed to a massive contract with the Nationals.

One day prior to the Corbin news though, another interesting piece to the puzzle was unraveled in the pitching market. Star Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi was officially posted by the Seibu Lions.

“He’s an accomplished guy from over there,” Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Wednesday on KNBR. “We have scouted him pretty extensively, as other teams have. A lot of players from over there (Japan) have a preference for being on the West Coast just for proximity, so that puts us in a pretty good situation.”

Mind you, if the Giants sign him, I have the feeling he’ll turn out like their free-agent signings so often have traditionally….

 

QLE Posted: December 06, 2018 at 08:04 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: farhan zaidi, giants, yusei kikuchi

Friday, November 09, 2018

Determining Madison Bumgarner’s future will be Farhan Zaidi’s first Giant decision

The ink on Farhan Zaidi’s contract as the new San Francisco Giants general manager was barely dry Wednesday when he was asked the question weighing on the mind of every Giants fan.

Is it possible, and perhaps even necessary, that he seeks to trade the franchise’s longtime ace and multiple time World Series hero, Madison Bumgarner?

The question itself was as straight forward as it gets. As for the response? It was not surprisingly vague.

Mind you, with pitchers, the future tends to be something beyond the ken of any general manager….

QLE Posted: November 09, 2018 at 07:55 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: farhan zaidi, giants, madison bumgarner

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Giants’ new baseball chief Zaidi talks Bumgarner, rebuild, working with Bochy

The Giants are in good hands.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 07, 2018 at 09:09 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: farhan zaidi, giants

This changes everything: Giants president Farhan Zaidi agrees to a five-year deal – The Athletic

Friedman and Zaidi may be competing for the same guys.

And how’s this for intrigue? Before the Giants and Dodgers meet on the field next season, Zaidi and Friedman could find themselves in a more immediate form of competition. Zaidi is almost certain to hire a GM. Friedman, unless he decides to keep Zaidi’s former chair empty, will be in the market for one, himself. And here’s betting their lists will have some overlap.

Will Zaidi seek to renew with Billy Owens, his former colleague with the A’s? Or would he be attracted to someone more like-minded with which to collaborate and spark ideas? Would he value an executive with administrative skills? Or a more traditional scouting background? Is it possible that the Giants already have vetted some of the possible candidates (Kim Ng, Jason McLeod, Chaim Bloom, Matt Arnold, Mike Elias, etc.)?

Zaidi should find no shortage of qualified people eager to work in a front office where out-of-the-box thinking will be encouraged.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 07, 2018 at 11:11 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: farhan zaidi, general mangers, giants, pay site

Farhan Zaidi takes Giants job | MLB.com

This isn’t good for the Dodgers.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 07, 2018 at 08:54 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: farhan zaidi, general managers, giants

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

MLB Rumors: Giants Interested in Farhan Zaidi for President of Baseball Ops.

The San Francisco Giants have reportedly expanded their search for a president of baseball operations to their archrivals.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, San Francisco is “interested” in Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi for the role. While Morosi cautioned it is “unclear if the scenario is viable,” he noted the interest could be the reason San Francisco’s search has been somewhat slow.

This comes after Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reported the Giants interviewed Chicago Cubs senior vice president Jason McLeod.

I’m getting confused at this point- would this be a promotion, a lateral move, or a demotion?

QLE Posted: October 31, 2018 at 08:00 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: farhan zaidi, giants

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
greenback slays lewks
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (January 2019)
(227 - 2:26pm, Jan 17)
Last: Master of the Horse

NewsblogThibs' Hall of Fame Tracker
(1114 - 2:26pm, Jan 17)
Last: Ziggy's screen name

Hall of MeritEvaluating Relievers
(34 - 2:22pm, Jan 17)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogThe Best Ever to Never Claim an MVP Award
(39 - 2:08pm, Jan 17)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread (2018-19 season kickoff edition)
(4958 - 2:08pm, Jan 17)
Last: JC in DC

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-17-2019
(21 - 2:02pm, Jan 17)
Last: Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66)

NewsblogTexas Rangers Hall of Fame pitcher John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charge
(89 - 1:53pm, Jan 17)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogThe Phillies are very much in on Bryce Harper, Manny Machado but won't sign both
(29 - 1:43pm, Jan 17)
Last: aberg

Gonfalon CubsNow what?
(412 - 1:31pm, Jan 17)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogBob Costas Says He’s Done With NBC After 40 Years
(24 - 1:27pm, Jan 17)
Last: stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose

NewsblogTwo Mets ranked on MLB Network's Top 10 Second Basemen list
(19 - 10:14am, Jan 17)
Last: formerly dp

NewsblogMLB Trade Rumors: Phillies Frontrunners To Sign Bryce Harper
(23 - 10:00am, Jan 17)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogSource: White Sox offer to Manny Machado 'was for less than 8 years'
(5 - 8:56am, Jan 17)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogHow Giants' park dimensions, location can help free agent recruiting
(1 - 7:39am, Jan 17)
Last: bfan

NewsblogPirates great Steve Blass to stop broadcasting after 2019 season
(16 - 12:18am, Jan 17)
Last: Howie Menckel

Page rendered in 0.9364 seconds
79 querie(s) executed