The Giants announced Tuesday they have hired former Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi as the team's new president of baseball operations. He has since chose to be the man in charge for the first time in his career.
Zaidi leaves his job as general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers with one year left on his contract.More news: Ozone layer hole will 'totally heal within 50 years'
The Giants have missed the postseason the past two seasons after winning three World Series titles in five years earlier this decade. "Farhan is widely viewed as one of the top executives in our industry and we are thrilled to have him lead the next chapter of Giants baseball". "I am excited about this new opportunity and I'm looking forward to getting right to work".
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.More news: 'Breaking Bad' movie in the works by Vince Gilligan
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reported on one half of the Dodgers' braintrust departing on twitter. He led a front office with president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and the two combined to improve the club's farm system while also developing a talented and competitive organization. Zaidi earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998 and a PhD in economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2011.
The Giants dismissed general manager Bobby Evans in September. After arriving from NY as the assistant general manager in 1993, Sabean was promoted from within and assumed his position after the Giants finished with 94 losses in 1996.More news: Meet the AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 accelerators
Their president, Larry Baer, launched his search by saying the franchise longed for a "Next-Gen" executive to run baseball operations.