We all knew this day would come – the day former Dodgers front office member Farhan Zaidi takes away a former player. Indeed, the writing appears on the wall for switch-pitcher Pat Venditte. Reports surfaced on Wednesday that Venditte is close to a reported deal with the rival San Francisco Giants.
Obviously, Zaidi knows this player well. He was part of the efforts to bring him to Los Angeles. Some that Venditte offers has Zaidi believing he can be part his first efforts in the Bay Area.
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) December 19, 2018
And Zaidi likes Venditte. Moreover – did anyone notice the switch-pitcher was called up eight times in 2018?
Farhan Zaidi was the general manager, getting called up from Triple-A eight times and posting a 2.57 ERA in 15 big league appearances. He almost always throws with the arm that gives him a platoon advantage, although he has had more success against lefties, holding them to a .186 average.
To be honest, this seems like a nice move for the Giants. Venditte is one of those players I can see there having his best year; this seems like one that really works out for Zaidi. The hope is moving forward that he doesn’t pry away too many valuable former Dodgers.
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