Giants GM Evans fired amid another losing year
10:46 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO — Bobby Evans was fired Monday as the San Francisco Giants‘ general manager.
The team said Evans will be reassigned, with responsibilities to be determined.
The move came as the Giants began the final week of the season at 72-84, their second straight losing record.
“I made the decision, really,” CEO Larry Baer said. “At this point, we needed to take a fresh approach to baseball operations.”
The club will start a search for a new head of baseball operations.
“We’re looking for someone that sort of is the ‘next-gen’ general manager, if you will,” Baer said.
“People will say ‘new school versus old school,’ people will say ‘analytics versus scouting,’ and I think that the new, next-generation general manager is able to do both and will bring both to the mix.”
Evans was hired by the Giants in 1994, became vice president of baseball operations in 2009 under general manager Brian Sabean and was promoted to GM in April 2015, when Sabean became executive vice president of baseball operations.
“He’s a big part of our family tree,” Sabean said. “I came into the organization in ’93 and I believe