My 2003 Media Guide includes several prominent members of the Front Office that were there then and remain part of the organization today. Brian Sabean (GM since 1996) now reports to Bill Neukom instead of Peter Magowan, but is still at the reins. Magowan is still a Principal Partner. Team President Larry Baer is a San Franciscan (and a Cal grad)--he started with club in 1980 as Marketing Director! He returned in 1992 as part of the new ownership group. San Francisco native Dick Tidrow (1994) is still the Vice President in charge of Player Personnel. Bobby Evans--now head of Baseball Operations--also came on board in 1994 as a minor-league assistant. Modesto product and San Francisco State grad Matt Nerland has been with the club since 1991 and was Director of Scouting from 1996-2008. He's now a Special Assistant. Jim Davenport and Felipe Alou are not only original 1958 Giants, they are both ex-managers. Davenport played his entire 13-year career in San Francisco. Both are Special Assistants. Davenport's old teammate Jack Hiatt is a Senior Consultant and former Director of Player Development. Joe Lefebvre, with the club since 1996, swapped his uniform for a Senior Advisor job. His high school teammate was Brian Sabean.
Fred Stanley (Director of Player Development) is in his 9th year with the team. Scouting guru John Barr is one of the newest members of the team (only his 2nd year). Since he is credited with the Posey draft, he gets a nod, eh? The Giants won the pennant because they assembled all the right pieces via drafts and trades. This crew deserves some credit for that. Thanks, guys. You did a hell of a job.