Losing back-to-back World Series apparently took a toll on reportedly now-former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi.
Either that, or he wanted a promotion with a raise.
According to reports, he got just that with the division-rival San Francisco Giants.
The #sfgiants have a new head of baseball ops. Farhan Zaidi has taken the job, I’m told.— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) November 7, 2018
Let the bad blood spill over into these two franchises' front offices!
Reports over the last few days suggested the Giants were going to make a run at Zaidi, especially after the team fired Bobby Evans during the season and were searching for new leadership at the top. Fortunately for San Fran, they were able to get an up close and personal look at Zaidi's work having to face the Dodgers 19 times per year.
#Dodgers Andrew Friedman says he has felt "more like an HR director" over past 9 days because of the departures, staffing decisions. Would not comment on GM Farhan Zaidi's offer from the #Giants. But Zaidi is not attending the GM Meetings this week— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) November 6, 2018
This is sure to further intensify this heated rivalry.
It's a rough loss for the Dodgers after losing yet another World Series in heartbreaking fashion. While this year's wasn't as close, the team let opportunity after opportunity slip away.
The good news is that they'll be retaining manager Dave Roberts, but now the front office will be looking for a significant replacement.