SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER
Bobby Evans was named the Giants' Senior Vice President and General Manager on April 3, 2015. 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 24th season in the Giants baseball operations department. During his tenure he's helped the organization capture eight Postseason berths, including four World Series appearances and three Championships.
In his first two seasons as GM, the Giants have posted a 171-153 (.528) record and defeated the Mets in the 2016 NL Wild Card Game prior to advancing to the NLDS. Evans engineered trades for left-handed starting pitcher Matt Moore, 2016 All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez and left-handed reliever Will Smith at the trade deadline in 2016. Following the 2015 season, Evans strengthened the Giants' rotation through free agency by signing All-Stars Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija; following the 2016 season he shored up the back-end of the bullpen by inking three-time All-Star closer Mark Melancon.
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, 48, 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 2016, Evans received the Will Wynne Award which is presented at the Raleigh Hot Stove League banquet to the North Carolinian who contributed most to baseball in the past season. Past winners include former Giants manager Roger Craig, Giants Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry and current Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. 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.
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