The Giants reportedly have found their next clubhouse leader and will begin a new era under Bob Melvin.
The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly reported Tuesday morning, citing sources, that the Giants "are poised to announce" Melvin as manager. Shortly after, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, citing sources, that Melvin has accepted the job managing the Giants.
Melvin interviewed on Monday with several top Giants officials, including executive board member and Giants legend Buster Posey, per Baggarly.
The three-time Manager of the Year has 20 years of managerial experience with four different teams and spent the past two seasons with San Diego before the Padres agreed to let Melvin interview for the Giants’ position, indicating his time was up in Southern California.
Melvin originally signed a three-year contract with San Diego prior to the 2022 season and was under contract for one more year.
Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and the front office got to work interviewing internal candidates shortly after firing former manager Gabe Kapler before the final series of the 2023 MLB season, and reportedly interviewed external candidates such as Stephen Vogt and Jason Varitek as recently as this week.
Melvin has plenty of ties to the Bay Area and was born approximately 30 miles south in Palo Alto. The former MLB catcher also played for the Giants for three seasons from 1986-1988 alongside franchise icons like Mike Krukow, Will Clark and Vida Blue, and he managed the cross-Bay rival Athletics for 11 seasons.
Melvin has a career 1,517-1,425 (.516 percent) record as a manager and ranks 25th all time in wins.
With the manager position taken care of, Melvin will get to work filling out his coaching staff as the Giants get to work improving the team on the field in search of much-needed upgrades up and down the roster.