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The San Francisco Giants announced they hired Farhan Zaidi away from their Southern California rival to be their new president of baseball operations.Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle first reported the news. The Giants hired Zaidi for the job after he served as the general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers since November 2014.The Giants fired general manager Bobby Evans in September http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-bo-jackson-jersey , as they were well on their way to a second straight season without making the playoffs."We needed to take a fresh approach with baseball operations," Giants CEO Larry Baer told reporters after the decision to fire Evans. "We've had a very successful group here a long time, but we have to bring a new approach to Giants baseball and take a look outside."San Francisco was a powerhouse for much of this decade, winning the 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Series titles and reaching the playoffs in 2016. However http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-luis-aparicio-jersey , it finished in last place in the National League West in 2017 and fourth place in 2018.The Dodgers have trended in a positive direction while the Giants struggled, winning the NL West all four years during Zaidi's tenure. They reached the past two World Series and the 2016 National League Championship Series, although they lost to the eventual champions all three times.Zaidi was with the Oakland Athletics in positions such as the assistant general manager and director of baseball operations prior to joining the Dodgers.Kerry Crowley of the Mercury News noted Zaidi will report to Baer and have the freedom to hire the next general manager and the rest of the front office. Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesClayton Kershaw may be the best pitcher of his generation, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are underdogs for Tuesday's Game 1 of the World Series even though the three-time Cy Young winner will be on the mound.Per OddsShark, Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox are listed as -150 favorites (bet $150 to win $100) for Tuesday's game at Fenway Park http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-ozzie-guillen-jersey , while the Dodgers are +135 (bet $100 to win $135).B/R Betting br_bettingWorld Series Game 1 odds are out 馃Dodgers (Kershaw): +135Red Sox (Sale): -150 1LuFuFnaAaThe starting pitchers will be under the spotlight in Game 1 considering Kershaw is still trying to shake the narrative he struggles in the postseason and Sale dealt with health concerns during the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros.Kershaw is a seven-time All-Star and five-time ERA title winner who 2014 National League MVP as a starting pitcher, but his career postseason ERA is a pedestrian 4.09 compared to his sparkling 2.39 mark in the regular season.The southpaw has done what he can to shed the playoff concerns with a 2.37 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in four appearances in this year's playoffs, but his resume is still missing a World Series title. He can set the tone for the Dodgers right out of the gate with an impressive performance and help them negate the Red Sox's home field advantage.Boston will counter with Sale, who was hospitalized during the ALCS and couldn't start Game 5. He toldJason Mastrodonatoof theBoston Heraldit was a belly button pierceing that caused him problems, saying "I had irritation from a belly button ring. Constantly taking it in and out caused irritation. Doctors and nurses at MGH were awesome. Things happen. You handle them. And keep moving forward."Despite the setback Bill Melton Jersey , Bovada (h/t OddsShark) listed Sale as the favorite to win the MVP after finishing the regular season with a 2.11 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. He narrowly edged teammates Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, as well as Kershaw:OddsShark OddsSharkOdds to win World Series MVP (BovadaOfficial):Sale +550Betts +600Kershaw/Martinez +700Machado +800Kimbrel/Turner +1200Jansen +1400Bellinger/Puig +1500Benintendi +1700Kinsler +1800Bogaerts +2000Taylor/Freese/Pearce +2200Kemp/Muncy +2500Bradley Jr. +3000Las Vegas believes the combination of Sale, home-field advantage, and an offense that led all of baseball in runs (876), hits (1 http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-robin-ventura-jersey ,509), doubles (355), batting average (.268), on-base percentage (.339) and slugging percentage (.453) will be enough to top Kershaw and the Dodgers in Game 1.

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