Tuesday, October 30, 2012

San Francisco Giants' Righetti, Evans Could Be Elsewhere in 2013

The San Francisco Giants may be receiving a little added attention this offseason.

In a period of time that should see Angel Pagan get a monster deal, Marco Scutaro getting a one or two-year deal worth more now with an NLCS MVP in his pocket and Hunter Pence arbitration-eligible, Giants's management may also be facing some tough decisions.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman tweeted on Tuesday that Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti and vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans may get some looks from teams in their respective departments.

While this may be some real speculation on Heyman's part, it is quite a possibility given what the two have accomplished in the past few seasons.

Righetti has consistently had one of the MLB's top rotations under under him, farming Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner to success and two World Series titles in three seasons.

Evans has been GM Brian Sabean's right-hand man for the past three years, taking part in picking up players like Pat Burrell, Cody Ross, Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro on their way to those two World Series trophies.

Evans will be a bonafide MLB GM one day, but the time may not be now, especially with the Giants system set up for success in seasons to come.

Righetti's credentials stand out among the rest, but pitching coaches rarely translate to managerial succes -- although John Farrell had minor success as manager of the Blue Jays and is now the Red Sox manager.

Righetti leaving the Giants' pitching rotation after such a dominant 2012 playoffs and a bullpen that was as reliable as any in the MLB is a move we should not be expecting anytime soon.

The MLB is taking notice of the management this franchise has, but we should not be expecting any major changes with the team set up for this much success in years to come.

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