Former General Manager, San Francisco Giants
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Bobby Evans was named the Giants’ Senior Vice President and General Manager on April 3, 2015, a position he held until the end of the 2018 season. He is the eighth person to hold the title of General Manager for the organization since the Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958.
Evans enters his 23rd season in the Giants baseball operations department. During his tenure he’s helped the organization capture seven Postseason berths, including four World Series appearances and three Championships.
In his first season as GM in 2015, Evans engineered trades for right-handed pitcher Mike Leake, who at the time was Cincinnati’s second-best starter and outfielder Marlon Byrd, whose addition helped bolster the outfield. This past offseason, Evans rebuilt the Giants’ starting rotation by signing former Reds ace and 2015 World Series champion Johnny Cueto, inking 2014 All-Star Jeff Samardzija and shoring up the outfield by signing free agent Denard Span, who is one of the top centerfielders in the game.
Prior to being promoted to General Manager, Evans served in the assistant general manager’s role for nine seasons. During this time, the Giants were named the Topps Organization of the Year in both 2009 and 2011 and the Baseball America Organization of the Year in 2010.
Evans, 47, first joined the Giants in 1994 as Administrative Assistant, Minor Leagues. He was later promoted to Director of Minor League Operations in 1998, Director of Player Personnel in 2005 and Vice President of Baseball Operations in January 2009.
In 2012, Evans received the Bowie Kuhn Award, which is presented annually at the Baseball Winter Meetings (since 1984) to an individual, team or organization who demonstrates support of the chapel program in professional baseball.
Evans is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he was the recipient of the John Motley Morehead Scholarship Award. Prior to joining the Giants, he served as an administrator in the Commissioner’s Office in New York. During his three-year tenure there, he worked in baseball operations and assisted with compliance to the PBA. While in college, Evans interned with the Boston Red Sox in the player development and scouting departments during the summer of 1989.
Evans and his wife, Gwen, reside in San Francisco and have two sons, Jonathan and Jackson and a daughter, Anjali.