Whenever we talk about baseball, the San Francisco Giants are always mentioned as one of the best, most successful, and professional baseball teams in America. The San Francisco-based team was initially founded as the New York Gothams in 1883, but as time passed, they were renamed the San Francisco Giants in 1958. Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, has served as a home for this team since 2000. The team has won three World Series championships as the San Francisco Giants (and previously won 5 World Series titles earlier as the New York Giants.)
Recently Retired Manager Bruce Bochy
The Giant’s former Manager Bruce Bochy worked with the team for over a decade. He joined the Giants in 2007 and stayed with them till 2019. He has recently retired from his office. Under his mentorship, the team was able to win three World Series of championships in 2010, 2012, and 2014. He is known as one of the most successful managers in the business. It will be hard to follow his footsteps but the management has shortlisted a few names to take his place.
3 Candidates Shortlisted for the Next Manager Search
The Giants have interviewed several candidates from various sports backgrounds with good leadership and managerial skills. These coaches include Ron Wotus, Hensley Meulens, Mark Kotsay, who has been Oakland’s popular and high-grade quality control coach, Matt Quatraro, Bob Garen, and Will Venable, who has been Chicago’s first base coach.
Apart from these names, the team has finally shortlisted three names for the final selection for the managerial position, which include the following.
Gabe Kapler is the former Philadelphia Phillies manager. He has also served as Director of Player Development for the Dodgers from 2014-2017. He is a former American baseball outfielder and nicknamed as Kap. He has also served as a coach for the baseball team, which was Israeli based in 2013. He has become an analyst for a sports channel and used to explain advanced statistics that should be taken into account during the game.
Pedro Orlando Grifol
Pedro Orlando Grifol has served as a coach for the Kansas City Royals from 2014-2019. He was not only a coach but also a quality controller for the team.
Joe Espada was a former minor league player and then became a coach for the Puerto Rican baseball team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. He has also served as a bench coach for the Houston Astros since 2017. He has taken his place as a third-base coach in the world series.
San Francisco has shortlisted these three great names for the upcoming managerial position in the team, but it has been reported that the team is more inclined towards selecting Kapler and Espada. Therefore, they have arranged second interview sessions for both the candidates to make a final decision that will lead towards the selection of the one final manager for the team.
Update: Former Philadelphia Phillies Manager Gabe Kapler was named the new manager of the San Francisco Giants in early November. … Celebrate by checking out our favorite San Francisco Giants baby gear!