Giants’ Dave Gettleman Jersey announces staff changes, carves out major role for Kevin Abrams

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman announced several staff changes in Cody Ceci Jersey the team’s front office Wednesday, including adding a new title for assistant general manager Kevin Abrams.
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Abrams, a member of the Giants’ organization for the past 16 years will now also serve Grant Hill Jersey as the Giants’ Vice President of football operations.

It is worth noting that the announcement of Abrams’ new title comes weeks after it was revealed that Gettleman is battling lymphoma, so Abrams’ new position could establish him as the general manager-in-waiting whenever the 67-year-old Gettleman decides to step away.

The Giants franchise is built on stability at the top, from George Young to Ernie Accorsi to Jerry Reese to Gettleman (an Accorsi protege).

Beginning this season, each area scout will concentrate on a specific region. In addition to Hanscomb and Cooper, these are the scouts and their areas: D.J. Boisture (west), Jeremy Breit (regional), Steve Devine (Midwest), Donnie Etheridge (southwest), Ryan Jones (northeast), Michael Murphy (west), Steve Verderosa (regional) and Chris Watts (midlands).

What all this means for Yankees fans is this: One way or another, the YES Network will find itself part of a larger, media conglomerate. With that comes more cross-promotion with other company-owned properties (i.e. the plugging of Solo: A Star Wars movie on several ABC and ESPN programs).

Both Comcast and Disney own several sports media outlets, so there will also be a chance for increased exposure of Yankees coverage to out-of-market fans, as well as exposure to Yankees fans of non-Yankees related content.

Being owned by Comcast or Disney would, in theory, help YES Network negotiate carriage agreements with other service providers, and perhaps avoid the type of spat between Comcast and YES which led to a two-year blackout of the channel, before a deal was struck in 2017.

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