Report: Giants prepared to offer position to Dodgers’ Farhan Zaidi

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According to Jon Morosi, the Giants are prepared to offer a position to Farhan Zaidi, who is presently the Dodgers’ general manager. Zaidi is among a handful of executives the organization has considered along with Chaim Bloom, Jason McLeod, Amiel Sawdaye, and Kim Ng.

The Giants fired GM Bobby Evans in September and are reportedly interested in making a “big splash” to restructure the front office. The Giants have had back-to-back losing seasons and may have to head into a rebuilding mode with an aging roster and one of baseball’s weaker minor league systems.

Zaidi currently ranks behind president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman in the Dodgers’ front office pecking order. He would presumably be the top dog if he were to join the Giants’ front office.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.