Larry Baer

Former San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans sits in the home dugout in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Kolsky: The San Francisco Giants’ alleged reconstruction feels more like rearranging deck chairs

The San Francisco Giants are mercifully close to the end of another…

 

Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Salesforce Tower on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Salesforce Tower celebrated in grand opening ceremony

City and project officials gathered to celebrate the opening of the new…

 

Larry Baer, seen here Jan. 19, said Friday it’s a good year — the Giants’ 60th in San Francisco — to honor the luminaries of the franchise. He also said it’s time to restart the franchise’s Even Year magic. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants usher in historic 60th season

AT&T PARK — When Larry Baer was growing up in the Outer…

 

Andrew McCutchen brought his smile with him to San Francisco. (Courtesy Terry Foote/Flickr)

Andrew McCutchen rocks fan fest, aces his Giants’ debut

AT&T PARK — Sitting at center stage in between his new manager…

Andrew McCutchen brought his smile with him to San Francisco. (Courtesy Terry Foote/Flickr)
The Giants introduced Evan Longoria on Friday. Bobby Evans added the veteran as a part of a plan to find value where other teams have moved on. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

By going older, Giants are committed to zig while rivals zag

While the rest of Major League Baseball trends younger (and, therefore, cheaper),…

The Giants introduced Evan Longoria on Friday. Bobby Evans added the veteran as a part of a plan to find value where other teams have moved on. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
An Oakland Athletics promotion team greets passers by at the Eddy and Cyril Magnin bus stop, which has a giant A's hat affixed to the top of its shelter, in San Francisco. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A’s following Giants’ blueprint at dawn of Kaval Era

Asked about the Oakland Athletics’ green-and-gold bus stop at Eddy and Cyril…

An Oakland Athletics promotion team greets passers by at the Eddy and Cyril Magnin bus stop, which has a giant A's hat affixed to the top of its shelter, in San Francisco. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
A member of the media streams Larry Baer’s address during the Giants’ annual Open House on Facebook Live. Baer and the Giants are hoping to get millennials more involved with the team by testing a new ticket package option and allowing all of their games to be streamed online with a subscription to NBC Sports Bay Area. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Inside the Giants’ efforts to sell an old game to a new generation

AT&T PARK — People move throughout San Francisco staring at their phones.…

A member of the media streams Larry Baer’s address during the Giants’ annual Open House on Facebook Live. Baer and the Giants are hoping to get millennials more involved with the team by testing a new ticket package option and allowing all of their games to be streamed online with a subscription to NBC Sports Bay Area. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Barry Bonds will once again be a fixture at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Art Siegel/Flickr)

How Barry Bonds found his way back to the San Francisco Giants

AT&T PARK — Speaking after the San Francisco Giants' annual media open house…

Barry Bonds will once again be a fixture at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Art Siegel/Flickr)
Barry Bonds will be making scenes like this far more frequently at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Art Siegel/Flickr)

Barry Bonds coming home to be special adviser for Giants

The greatest player in Major League Baseball history is returning to where…

Barry Bonds will be making scenes like this far more frequently at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Art Siegel/Flickr)
The Giants are unsure about who will man the mound for the ninth inning in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Time is right for Giants to ‘explore all options’ in ninth

AT&T PARK — Flanked by Larry Baer to his left and Brian Sabean and…

The Giants are unsure about who will man the mound for the ninth inning in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jim Davenport, a longtime third baseman for the Giants who later managed the team and worked in the front office, has died. He was 82. The Giants announced his death Friday, saying he died Thursday night in Redwood City because of heart failure. (1967 AP Photo)

One of the original San Francisco Giants dead at 82

SAN FRANCISCO — Jim Davenport, a longtime third baseman for the San…

Jim Davenport, a longtime third baseman for the Giants who later managed the team and worked in the front office, has died. He was 82. The Giants announced his death Friday, saying he died Thursday night in Redwood City because of heart failure. (1967 AP Photo)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is ready for the season and was comparing Friday former World Series winning teams with the other recent championship-winning team in the Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Even year is here, but was $251M well-spent?

On the Muni train over to King Street, I made a private…

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is ready for the season and was comparing Friday former World Series winning teams with the other recent championship-winning team in the Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors. (David Zalubowski/AP)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto smiles while doing an interview for social media Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Cueto must do more than ‘fool around’

His floppy dreads are bigger than he is, which is 5-10 going…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto smiles while doing an interview for social media Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)
San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer announces plans for the new Mission Rock Development project during a news conference on April 4, 2012 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Mission Rock: Boon for Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers had the highest payroll in baseball. You might…

San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer announces plans for the new Mission Rock Development project during a news conference on April 4, 2012 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)
From left, Billy Beane, the new executive vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland A's, and San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer exemplify the have-and-have-not disparity in Major League Baseball. (Associated Press)

Baer wants more, Beane eyes door

It was a day that reminded us who plays baseball on a…

From left, Billy Beane, the new executive vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland A's, and San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer exemplify the have-and-have-not disparity in Major League Baseball. (Associated Press)
As the Giants sit seven games back in the N.L. West, Brian Sabean may regret his minimal action at this year's trade deadline. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

If only Giants had thought bigger

A rookie named Travis Jankowski, he of the .219 batting average, ended…

As the Giants sit seven games back in the N.L. West, Brian Sabean may regret his minimal action at this year's trade deadline. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
Major League Baseball fans are at risk of being struck by foul balls and errant bats — like that of Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell — every time they attend a game. (Jeff Haynes/AP)

Waiting for a ballpark tragedy

The day was golden: no clouds, toasty sun, timely breezes as if…

Major League Baseball fans are at risk of being struck by foul balls and errant bats — like that of Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell — every time they attend a game. (Jeff Haynes/AP)
Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

The Candlestick Ruins: Memories and an escalator to nowhere

It was foggy and windy, of course, on the corner of Harney…

Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone-standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished as a ceremonial end to the historical Bay Area structure. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain struggled in his first big-league outing in nearly a year on Thursday against the Miami Marlins. (J Pat Carter/AP)

Cain isn’t able

The human impulse is to be patient with Matt Cain, knowing what…

Matt Cain struggled in his first big-league outing in nearly a year on Thursday against the Miami Marlins. (J Pat Carter/AP)
Eric Risberg/2014 ap file photoGiants President and CEO Larry Baer walked onto the AT&T Park playing surface shortly after arriving at the ballpark Monday morning and was overcome by emotions at what has transpired.

Balls: Emotional Baer has special day in special place

The man with the plan that saved the team that won the…

Eric Risberg/2014 ap file photoGiants President and CEO Larry Baer walked onto the AT&T Park playing surface shortly after arriving at the ballpark Monday morning and was overcome by emotions at what has transpired.