The San Francisco Giants have been one of the most aggressive teams this offseason, they continue to show that, but this time with their front office.
Per Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Giants have hired future Hall of Frame manager, Dusty Baker, as special assistant to work with Farhan Zaidi in baseball operations while also assisting president Larry Baer on the ownership side.
Baker is without a doubt one of the most respected managers and people in the baseball world, his resume speaks for itself.
Dusty Baker played 19 seasons in the league. Most of his career was in Atlanta and Los Angeles (NL) where he spent 16 years as well as stints in Oakland and San Francisco. Baker slashed .278/.347/.432 with 242 home runs in 2039 games played.
Moving onto his managerial career, Dusty spent 26 years as a manager. Spending 10 years in San Francisco with stints in Chicago (NL), Cincinnati, Washington, and finally Houston. Adding on two World Series rings and three Manager of the Year Awards.
Baker is a huge move for the Giants front office. For a team that has been aggressive in the free agent market, Dusty will be there to help make sure the right moves are put in place.
The Giants have won 90 or more games just once in the last 10 full seasons. Dusty Baker has won at least 90 games in seven consecutive full seasons with three different franchises.