While the Los Angeles Dodgers figured to have a busy offseason in terms of personnel matters, specifically related to manager Dave Roberts and Clayton Kershaw, they have already seen turnover in the coaching staff and may soon experience the same in the front office.
Chris Woodward was first to depart, earning a promotion as he was hired away by the Texas Rangers as their new manager. Then on Tuesday, Turner Ward accepted a hitting coach position with the Cincinnati Reds.
Sandwiched between the two coaches leaving the Dodgers organization has been rampant speculation of general manager Farhan Zaidi being a focal point for the San Francisco Giants as they look to find a new head in their front office.
On the heels of Zaidi emerging as their preferred target, he has since been offered the role of president of baseball operations with the Giants, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports:
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 6, 2018
Zaidi has spent the past four seasons working alongside Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman. During their end-of-season press conference last week, both declined to comment about the early reports of the Giants having interest in Zaidi.
Prior to joining the Dodgers, he spent 10 seasons with the Oakland Athletics. He held an assistant general manager/director of baseball operations role before making the move to Los Angeles.
The Giants are coming off another sub-.500 season and third season in the past four years of not making the playoffs. Bobby Evans was let go after four years as general manager.