Just heard on KNBR that Brian Sabean has been extended for 2 years with a team option for 2010 I believe. I haven’t been able to find a link detailing the story yet but when I do I’ll be sure to post it.
It looks like Sabean will get a chance to operate in a “No-Bonds Zone” for the next couple of years. Most know how I feel about this but if you don’t, you only need to scroll down a few inches to this post.
Here’s my wish list for Sabes in 2007
- Please sell at the trading deadline. Ship out whoever you can for the best prospects you can get.
- No more 7 year deals for pitchers please.
- Take a long hard look at the organizational philosophy.
A link has just popped up on SFGiants.com about the Sabean deal. Here’s some interesting tidbits from the article.
The San Francisco Giants have signed Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2010 campaign, club President and Managing Partner Peter Magowan announced this morning.
“When you look at Brian’s body of work over his 11 seasons with the Giants, it’s evident that he is a shrewd baseball man who will find a way to get this team back to where we all want it to be,” said Magowan. “While we are certainly disappointed with the way that things have gone this season, I’m fully confident that Brian and Bruce (Bochy) will get us back on the right track. I look back on the job Brian did his first year as General Manager in 1997, when we clinched our first NL West title in eight years and compiled 22 more victories than the previous season. After the 2002 National League Championship season, he had to almost completely retool the club – and the team still went on to win 100 games and the NL West in 2003. I believe that he’s the person to get the job done.”
Ugh, I have a bad feeling about this. When will this team learn?
Most Over Used Word To Describe Brian Sabean?: Shrewd!