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Sunday, January 26, 2020

MLB rumors: Former Giants GM Bobby Evans interviewed for Astros job

A little over a year after he was fired, former Giants general manager Bobby Evans could land on his feet.

Evans interviewed for the open Houston Astros general manager position, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday, citing sources.

Evans spent four seasons as the general manager of the Giants before being reassigned within the organization at the end of the 2018 season. Including the 2019 season, Evans has spent the last 26 seasons in San Francisco.

The Astros are in need of a new GM and manager after Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch were fired in the fallout from the sign-stealing scandal that has rocked baseball in recent weeks.

Not sure how he’d work as a candidate- he doesn’t have a background that suggests that he could clean up whatever is wrong with the Astros front office.

 

QLE Posted: January 26, 2020 at 01:14 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, bobby evans, general manager

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   1. Bhaakon Posted: January 26, 2020 at 03:10 AM (#5919317)
Evans managed to hold down a GM job for years without alienating his colleagues, badly mismanaging PR disasters, or getting caught presiding over a major cheating scandal, so it seems like he has the goods on that front. It's just not a very high bar to clear, which just makes Luhnow's failure to do so that much more impressive.

The on-field aspects of the job, not so much.
   2. The Duke Posted: January 27, 2020 at 11:02 PM (#5919794)
So Evans/Baker it is. Smart move. A team like this just needs to not make mistakes for a few years

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