Giants

Giants

Not everyone likes change. The latest case is Giants pitcher Derek Holland, who is being moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen. 

"To be honest, I have no idea what they're doing," Holland told reporters on Saturday. "I don't mean that by Boch and them, it's more from the front office. We keep changing a lot of things. I did a fake injury, so I'm not happy about that. But at the end of the day, I'm going to do whatever they ask me to do."

Holland, 32, is 1-4 with a career-worst 6.75 ERA this season. He was also placed on the injured list on April 29 with what the Giants said was a bone bruise in his left index finger.

"Winning takes care of a lot of that stuff," former Giants coach and current analyst Tim Flannery said Saturday on Giants Postgame Live. "Right now it's a tough stretch. There are changes, and change does ruffle feathers." 

The Giants are going through both organizational changes and another disappointing season. The philosophy throughout the front office is clearly different with Farhan Zaidi as the new president of baseball operations, as evidenced by the seemingly non-stop roster moves. On the field, the Giants are in last place of the NL West with just a 16-23 record. 

"We're definitely seeing change," former Giants outfielder Michael Morse said on Giants Postgame Live. "Sometimes it's not pretty, and sometimes weird stuff like this happens."

 

Holland isn't the only one dealing with change. After a surprising rookie season that looked like the start to a bright future, Dereck Rodriguez was demoted back down to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. Rodriguez has a 5.05 ERA through eight starts this year after just a 2.81 ERA in 2018. 

Whether its new additions to the roster, demotions or Madison Bumgarner trade rumors, the Giants are going through change and it's not going to stop anytime soon. 

[RELATED: Bumgarner's eight-team no-trade list revealed]

"We're seeing the whole organization itself evolving and changing," Morse said. "And at times it's gonna look bad, like this."