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San Francisco Giants plan to announce 3-time manager of the year as new skipper

All signs pointed toward Bob Melvin being the next San Francisco Giants manager and a new report claims a deal is as good as done.

After another disappointing season in 2023, the San Francisco Giants made the decision to fire manager Gabe Kapler after four seasons with the organization. It wasn’t long before several names were linked to the opening and San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin was seen as a top contender. Especially after his relationship with Padres general manager AJ Preller reportedly soured.

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Well, on Tuesday The Athletic was the first to report that “After a swift interview process, [the Giants] are poised to announce the hiring of Bob Melvin, sources briefed on the matter said on the condition of anonymity.”

San Diego allowed Melvin the chance to interview for the position last week and their National League West rivals quickly pounced on the opportunity to land a man who has earned three Manager of the Year Awards during his 20 years of experience as a skipper.

San Francisco Giants record (2023): 82-80

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Melvin became available just a year removed from taking the Padres to the National League Championship Series after the team underperformed and was on the outside looking in on the playoff picture in 2023 despite having the highest payroll in team history.

The 61-year-old’s relationship with San Diego’s GM reportedly had gone downhill quickly during his two years with the team and many around the organization and league did not expect him to be back in 2024.

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Melvin has had previous stints as skipper with the Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Oakland Athletics, winning two MOTY awards in Oakland (2012 and 2018). He has an overall record of 1,517-1,425 as an MLB manager.

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