This is the best Farhan Zaidi can do?
The Giants’ new president of baseball operations put together an opening-day starting lineup with two no-name outfielders — Connor Joe and Michael Reed — and designated both for assignment within two weeks.
Is this any way to start a baseball season? Very bad look for Zaidi. A look that makes you question his capability to run a franchise.
Sure, the Giants presented him with a mess. He inherited an old, bad, expensive, declining team. Not his fault. And we’ve heard good things about him. He did well with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland A’s, although he never won a World Series.
But is he really this timid?
When you come to a marquee franchise like the Giants, and push out Bobby Evans, Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy, or appear to push them out, you have to do bold things. Either build the team up or tear it down. One or the other.
Nothing Zaidi did this offseason was bold.
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