Vice Presidents Dick Tidrow and Bobby Evans have been named Assistant General Manager behind Brian Sabean. Tidrow is entering his 20th year with the Giants and has been Sabean's most trusted advisor. Evans will also be entering his 20th season with the club having worked his way up growing into the role of chief contract negotiator.
Special assistant John Barr will be named Vice President and Assistant GM of Scouting and International Operations. This will be Barr's 29th season in professional baseball and he was the man responsible for drafting Buster Posey with the fifth overall pick in the 2008 Draft serving as the team's amateur scouting director the past five seasons.
Jeremy Shelley has been promoted to Vice President of Pro Scouting and Player Evaluation after being the Senior Director of Baseball Operations and Pro Scouting. Shelley has been with the Giants the past 20 years overseeing the advance scouting, special assignments scouting, managing data and providing quantitative analysis as part of the club's player evaluation process.
"Dick, Bobby, John and Jeremy are longtime and trusted advisors who have each played a critical role in the success of our franchise. I am extremely fortunate to partner with such talented professionals who have helped guide this club to two World Series Championships and who have positioned us well for the future, " said Sabean in a news release. Sabean will be entering his 17th year as the Giants GM, the longest-tenured GM in all of baseball.
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