File this under not-too-surprising.
The Giants executed a pair of long-anticipated moves Tuesday by extending the contracts of general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy through 2013 with club options for 2014.
“Brian and Bruce are certainly two of the finest professionals at their respective positions in all of baseball,” Baer said in a statement. “They have effectively built and fostered a winning tradition at all levels of our organization. I have no doubt that they will achieve continued success for the Giants in the coming years and beyond.”
Full link at the team’s main site.
Both Sabean and Bochy were under contract until the end of 2012. This deal secures them into 2013 with an option that covers 2014.
UPDATE: Baggs has some quotes from Sabean during today’s conference call.
The common theme: we’re probably done upgrading the offense.
“There won’t be any big splash,” Sabean said. “Our pitching is our gold standard. We have to make sure we take care of that commodity first.”
So, the Giants’ game-plan for next year is basically this: everyone who sucked or was hurt last season will do better. Done and done!