The Giants announced Saturday that Dave Righetti, the longest-tenured pitching coach in the Major Leagues and in club history, has been reassigned.
Adding an individual associated with the team’s past success who they believe can generate future glory, the Giants appointed former big league infielder David Bell to be their new director of player personnel.
After missing almost the entire first three months of the season, Giants outfielder Steven Duggar is getting some much-needed at-bats in the Arizona Fall League. After going 2-for-16 in his first five games for the Scottsdale Scorpions, Duggar broke out with four hits Wednesday night in a 9-5 defeat of the Glendale Desert Dogs.
The baseball season’s sheer length and the ebb and flow of a player’s performance almost guarantees that each club or individual can find solace in some aspect of their year.
Chris Shaw, the Giants’ most advanced position prospect, led all of the their minor leaguers in home runs, extra-base hits, RBIs, slugging and OPS while splitting 2017 between Double-A and Triple-A. Despite that success, Shaw still has plenty to work on in the Arizona Fall League, particularly his outfield defense.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy issued an upbeat message Friday after undergoing a mild heart procedure in San Diego.
What are the keys to improving the Giants’ offense? How does Posey feel about playing first base as much as he did late in the season? Giants beat reporter Chris Haft answers fans’ questions.
The Giants’ precipitous fall from perennial contender to last place in the National League West resembled their three still-recent World Series titles in one significant aspect: Both required widespread contributions.
Outfielder/first baseman Chris Shaw and left-hander Andrew Suarez, named the Giants’ Prospects of the Year, have timing on their side. Several of the Giants’ top farmhands made their Major League debuts this year, including infielder Christian Arroyo, infielder-outfielder Ryder Jones, outfielder Austin Slater and right-hander Kyle Crick.
While it’s possible the Giants adjust their trajectory by making changes to their coaching staff after an unsuccessful 2017 season, no definitive decisions have been made yet according general manager Bobby Evans.
The Giants will enter the offseason believing that bolstering one of their most traditional strengths may pave a smoother road back than addressing their most glaring shortcoming.