It’s been a whirlwind 72 hours for Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and the entire front office.
After selecting longtime Chicago Cubs executive Scott Harris as the team’s new general manager, San Francisco announced that the team has hired former Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler to succeed Bruce Bochy as the Giants manager.
Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow endorsed the potential of Kapler taking over as manager in recent weeks, and doubled down on that sentiment Tuesday night on "SportsNet Central."
“He understands the expectation that, when you are the Giants manager, you’re expected to win,” Krukow said. “You’re expected to develop the culture of winning, and we all know in professional sports that at times, that can be a very elusive thing.”
Kapler has a strong previous relationship with Zaidi, as Farhan hired the former outfielder to be the Dodgers’ director of player development in 2014, and the pair oversaw a very successful overhaul of the organization’s minor-league system.
Krukow sees the strong relationship between the two as a good thing going forward.
“I think there’s going to be open communication, that will be positive,” Krukow said. “You’re going to need a consistency from your front office, you’re going to need a consistency from your general manager, from your president of baseball ops, from your manager to your coaches, that has to be on the same page.
“You have to have one goal that is united amongst the leaders.”
Giants fans hope the team's new trio of baseball operations hierarchy can mesh quickly, as the Giants look to build on a promising 2019 and get back to the postseason.
“I think this guy is up to it, I do,” Krukow said. “I think the whole dynamic he brings is a positive one.”
You can see Krukow's full interview with Kelli Johnson on "SportsNet Central" in the clip above.