Latest Farhan Zaidi News

Judge goes back to Yankees; Padres grab SS Bogaerts

Dec. 08, 2022 01:07 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Farhan Zaidi got a text message from Aaron Judge's representatives early Wednesday morning. And just like that, it was over. It was time to move on. With Judge returning to the New York Yankees on a $360 million, nine-year contract, the San Francisco...

AP sources: Walker, Bellinger, Bell move; Giants add Haniger

Dec. 06, 2022 22:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cole Kuiper saw a report on Twitter: Aaron Judge was nearing a deal with the San Francisco Giants. Cole called his father, Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper, to share the good news. Then the report was scrubbed, and Cole had to get back to his vacationing dad. ...

OF Mitch Haniger reaches $43.5M, three-year deal with Giants

Dec. 06, 2022 21:50 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Outfielder Mitch Haniger and the San Francisco Giants agreed on a $43.5 million, three-year contract Tuesday at the winter meetings. A native of nearby Mountain View, Haniger is coming home to the Bay Area after five seasons with Seattle. He helped the Mariners...

Judge looms; Verlander, Turner deals heat up winter meetings

Dec. 05, 2022 22:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Verlander is going to the New York Mets. Trea Turner has agreed to a blockbuster deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. There are three more high-profile shortstops in free agency, along with ace pitcher Carlos Rodón. And one big slugger looms above the whole...

Joc Pederson returns to Giants eager to get back to playoffs

Nov. 15, 2022 21:24 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Still miffed about missing the playoffs, Joc Pederson is determined to stick by the San Francisco Giants and help them return to their winning ways of 2021. The outspoken outfielder accepted a $19.65 million, one-year qualifying offer from the Giants on Tuesday...

MLB struggling to find next Dusty Baker, Dave Roberts

Nov. 10, 2022 22:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Houston Astros wildly celebrated in the dugout Saturday with manager Dusty Baker after he finally broke through to win a World Series, the scene was notable for several reasons. Baker had been close so often, going to the postseason 11 prior times and the...

GMs not interested in discussing Click's status with Astros

Nov. 09, 2022 22:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Houston Astros general manager James Click hasn't yet reached a new deal to return to the World Series champions — a curious situation, but not one he or his fellow GMs had much interest in discussing at their meetings this week. Click didn't answer Tuesday when...

Cleveland's Chris Antonetti voted MLB Executive of the Year

Nov. 08, 2022 11:02 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cleveland Guardians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti was voted Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year on Tuesday after his young team won the AL Central with a $68 million payroll that was 27th among the 30 teams. Cleveland went 92-70 while...

Giants hire Pete Putila as new general manager

Oct. 10, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have hired Houston assistant general manager Pete Putila as their new GM. President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi announced Monday night that Putila will replace Scott Harris, who was hired as GM for the Detroit...

Giants sit out postseason a year after winning 107 games

Oct. 06, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From a franchise-record 107 wins last season to out of contention this September, the San Francisco Giants were far from the dominant club they were when so much went right in 2021. Manager Gabe Kapler already had concerns in early July, calling out the Giants'...