Giants To Hire Lou Piniella

Lou Piniella is joining the San Francisco front office as a consultant, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Piniella, who retired from managing in August to be closer to his family, will likely evaluate and scout players and advise on player movement from Florida, Shea writes.

Giants GM Brian Sabean knows Piniella from the 1980s, when both were in the Yankees organization. Sabean interviewed Piniella for the Giants’ managerial opening after the 2006 season, before Piniella withdrew his name from consideration.


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33 Comments on "Giants To Hire Lou Piniella"


Eric
4 years 7 months ago

I’ve always wanted Piniella to return to the Seattle Mariners in some way. He has a great baseball mind, and the Giants are fortunate to have him come aboard.

m4r1n3r
4 years 7 months ago

Lou couldn’t stay away from baseball. Bummer it’s not with the M’s.

4 years 7 months ago

Wouldn’t it make more sense for Piniella to work for the Rays because of his mother? or did he just want to get the hell away from the Cubs as soon as possible?

4 years 7 months ago

He is doing his work from Florida. Consultants really don’t do much, everyone in Chicago expected this to happen soon (just with Yanks and not Giants)

Infield Fly
4 years 7 months ago

I don’t know about his mother, but it’s well documented that Lou gravitates to a winning team. So what the Cubs have been doing…well…I guess that was just “antigravity” for Lou.

jackhammerslam
4 years 7 months ago

Because the Devil Rays were a winning team before/when he was there? Okay.

jackhammerslam
4 years 7 months ago

Because the Devil Rays were a winning team before/when he was there? Okay.

Infield Fly
4 years 7 months ago

Did you say something? 😉

Kyle
4 years 7 months ago

As a giants fan I love it. More eyes the better

dc21892
4 years 7 months ago

Even if those eyes are on the decline? In all seriousness, I love this for the Giants. A guy who knows baseball inside and out.

Rick Garcia
4 years 7 months ago

Best signing this offseason for the Giants?

RepOak
4 years 7 months ago

I agree haha

4 years 7 months ago

Wow… Really shocked he didn’t go to the Yankees. Good job for Lou though, still feels like part of an organization without having to leave his mother (or do a ton of work, either).

safari_punch
4 years 7 months ago

I’ll never forgive him for when he flipped out on Ben Grieve. NEVER.

55saveslives
4 years 7 months ago

Great hire! Lou knows baseball. This is a perfect position for him.

marlinsdoit
4 years 7 months ago

Best move the Giants have made this season…

dc21892
4 years 7 months ago

Burrels 1M contract is pretty good, too. Tough competition for best Giants move this offseason.

4 years 7 months ago

as long as he doesn’t replace Lou Seal

4 years 7 months ago

It’s nice to see the Cubs and Chicago media didn’t kill him completely. Being a …cub fan it sucks the life right out of you lmao

Chris Montgomery
4 years 7 months ago

I can totally understand why he didn’t want to go to the Yanks. He didn’t want to have to deal with cashman being a tool and all the unwanted attention that comes with joining the Yankees.

Thisisgettingridiculous
4 years 7 months ago

for the record didn’t Lou get traded to Tampa against his will?

jfretless
4 years 7 months ago

I heard, since he retired, he had a actual base installed in his living room floor. So, when he gets upset while watching baseball, he can pull up the base and throw it at the TV.

Thisisgettingridiculous
4 years 7 months ago

That would be funnier if he hadn’t been a complete bench tumor in Chicago.

vonhayesdays
4 years 7 months ago

it would be awesome to see pinella and bochy both run onto the field and completely lambaste the umpire , spitting and hat turning

gmenfan
4 years 7 months ago

The real test will be to see if its actually possible for a consultant to get tossed out of a club’s front office. if anyone can do it, its Lou.

RepOak
4 years 7 months ago

Backup for sandoval at 3rd, fits right in next to tejada

blackandorangepride
4 years 7 months ago

someones still bitter because Piniella’s Reds swept the A’s in the World Series

RepOak
4 years 7 months ago

Haha funny. Are you still bitter the A’s swept your giants in the WS?

giants956
4 years 7 months ago

bro, news flash the giants just won the world series, we dont care about 1989. A’s fans need to realize that the giants are just better in every way

RepOak
4 years 7 months ago

And we don’t care about 1990. I didn’t bring it up now did I? You obviously don’t know about baseball if you think Giants are better in “every” way. Which doesn’t surprise me since a lot of the giant “fans” suddenly appeared in October like you did.

giants956
4 years 6 months ago

oh really? now if the A’s were good were smart than they wouldnt give up there players who are good semi young talent and trade them for more propects, almost every time they get a good player they trade them for propect, and yeah i know alot of people became bandwagon fans, which annoys me but i have been a fan for a long time. btw how are the A’s better than the Giants

blackandorangepride
4 years 7 months ago

nah I know my team actually had talent unlike your juiced A’s. You can say all you want about Bonds but even he had the natural ability to play unlike Canseco and McGwire. You can laugh all you want my team won the WS and has an all-time winning record, the A’s haven’t made the World Series since they lost 20 years ago and you have a losing record.

RepOak
4 years 7 months ago

So the 89 WS was a fluke? That’s what your making it sound like? Your saying canseco and McGuire won the series? Stewart, welch, hendu, Ricky, lansford, steinbach had nothing to do with it right? Oh and I forgot eckersley. Maybe you heard of him? Dude, seriously juiced or not juiced it doesn’t excuse teams for losing. Giants didn’t win every single game Bonds played. I believe bonds, canseco, McGuire and every other player that was juiced shouldn’t go into the HOF. It’s not fair for the other players that played fair.