Giants pitching coach Andrew Bailey is 35 years old. That's considered old in terms of the Giants' new coaching staff.
San Francisco hired eight coaches for manager Gabe Kapler's staff, many of whom are in their early 30s or even late 20s. The philosophies handed down to players and the culture around the locker room surely will be different than in years past under 64-year-old Bruce Bochy and his veteran staff.
Tyler Beede, 26, forever will remember his short time learning under Bochy but he also is looking forward to the breath of fresh air that's coming to the Giants. As this team continues to rebuild, Beede sees the positives in having coaches closer in age to the players.
"It brings a lot of energy and excitement and maybe a little bit more of a relatable staff to where the younger guys can relate to them a little bit more and there's similar conversations," Beede said Wednesday on KNBR. "It'll be unique, it'll be different obviously."
Beede will be working with Bailey, who last pitched in the bigs leagues for the Angels in 2017. When Bailey won AL Rookie of the Year for the A's in 2009, Beede likely was watching from afar as a 16-year-old.
Beede went 5-10 with a 5.08 ERA last season as a rookie. He recognizes that both players and coaches will be going through a learning curve next season, but believes both sides will do whatever it takes to win.
He also is embracing Kapler, 44, who he said he first met back in 2015 when Beede was in San Francisco's farm system and Kapler was the Dodgers' director of player development. The two have texted here and there ever since the Giants hired Kapler last month.
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"I'm certainly excited that he's on board with us," Beede said on Kapler. "He's great, man. He loves guys for who they are. He cares about his players. He invests time in learning about who guys are and what they bring to the table. I know everybody's -- what I've heard from other guys -- everybody's excited about it."
Next season is a new chapter for the Giants -- maybe even a whole new book -- and Beede seems to be ready for it.