It looks as though the Dodgers could potentially part with another member of their staff in the upcoming season. Rumors have involved his name all week, but it looks like the Giants have formally made an offer to Farhan Zaidi. The position would be as their general manager as well, possibly in a much more expanded role.
An official with another @MLB club tells me #SFGiants are prepared to offer a position to Farhan Zaidi. It is unclear where process stands, or if Zaidi will accept. Neither the Giants nor Zaidi are commenting. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 5, 2018
Zaidi was hired in November of 2014, named as the GM under a new ownership group. He followed up Ned Colletti and made some of the biggest splashes for Los Angeles on the market. With Farhan at the helm, the Dodgers have gone 379-270 and made back-to-back World Series appearances. They have also won the National League West every single season since he has been in Los Angeles.
The Giants are in massive need of some help. Despite landing several key free agents and making some waves in the trade market, they still finished the 2018 season with 89 losses. Their last winning season came in 2016, where they were knocked out of the playoffs by the Cubs. They got into the playoffs that year via the Wild Card.
If Zaidi were to accept the position with San Francisco, it could present several problems for the Dodgers. He knows the system very well now, and could certainly use that knowledge to his advantage in the Bay Area.
We’ll keep you updated with the latest news once Farhan has made his decision.
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