Sabean and Bochy on board for three more years

From MLB Trade Rumors:

The Giants announced that they extended the contracts of GM Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy through 2013. The deals for Sabean and Bochy include team options for 2014.

“They have effectively built and fostered a winning tradition at all levels of our organization,” incoming CEO Larry Baer stated. “I have no doubt that they will achieve continued success for the Giants in the coming years and beyond.”

Every MLB team has changed GMs at least once since the Giants promoted Sabean in 1996. The 55-year-old is in the midst of the longest run by a GM in Giants history. He has led the team to five postseason appearances, two NL pennants and a World Championship in 15 seasons.

So there you have it. Boch and Sabes will be around for at least two more years, meaning you won’t have to worry about changing the domain on your “firebriansabean” websites.

It’s hard to argue with the success that they’ve had. Despite the complaints about their perceived ignorance of advanced metrics, few teams have been able to match the success of Sabean and his management team in the modern era. Aside from having the best pitching staff in the game, they have a potential 3-4-5 package through the next decade in Sandoval, Posey and Belt along with promising young players in Crawford and Gary Brown.

Assuming things don’t fall apart over the next two seasons, the Giants can also exercise a team option for both men in 2014. This is also helpful in that it allows both Sabean and Bochy to take a long-term perspective when it comes to locking down the pitching. Obviously they will be more eager to get both Cain and Lincecum on long-term deals when they know that they will be around in two or three years to reap the benefits.

All in all, a good move. Now if we can just get the same deal for Timmy and Matt, perhaps with the promise of a solid hitter to have their backs…

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26 Responses to Sabean and Bochy on board for three more years

  1. xoot says:

    The core of great young players is the key. There’s a lot to work with.

    Sabean seems to have adapted as the game has changed; he clearly has the resources to match Sabr masters elsewhere. Beane’s cheap shot at him in Moneyball probably turned around and poked Beane in the eye about the time everyone realized Holliday did not want to be in the Coliseum.

    Bochy is one of the best managers in baseball. His skill kept the team in contention last season when it seemed impossible for them to be there. His skill was essential to the 2010 triumph. I say keep Bochy as long as wants to come to work.

  2. cliff says:

    I was sold on Bochy and Sabes during our playoff run in 2010, before that not so much. I honestly think that other GM’s shy away from Sabes and his deals. Sooner or later one of our kids from the farm will turn into a big league hitter, we’ve had so many with great “potential” that the odds have to be in our favor.

  3. shaman138 says:

    JDR, you scooped the Splash on this one…LOL. And there won’t be a troll and doomer rampage here, either. A lot of idiots who don’t know shit about the Giants will, of course, cry over this one but it’s a great move. Sabean and Bochy turned this team completely around after the Barry Bonds era and the ensuing freefall. Nobody thought the Giants would win the WS last year and they found a way to find the right players and manage great games to do it.

    • xoot says:

      I was thinking about Sabean and the Bonds era earlier today. Sabean had the guts to take on the job when Barry was fully established as the heart of the team, with Matt W. in his shadow. (If Matt had been able to finish hitting HRs in the 94 season, maybe that dynamic would’ve been different; but .. . . .) Anyway, Sabean roars in, trades Matt for Jeff Kent, and, wow, we off to the MVP races. Sabean then had to survive through the crazy years that followed, with Magowan making many of the mistakes — after 2003 in particular — such as continuing to cater to Bonds, signing Zito, etc. As soon as Neukom shook things up, Sabean took off again, and 2010 was the result. Let’s hope he has the balls to tell Larry Baer to back off. If so, we may be fine.

  4. mailorderwife says:

    I feel the first rumblings of the new season starting.

    My boss is having a meltdown over the news the Bobby Valentine hiring by his beloved BoSox, and I am delighted that we locked up both Sabean and Bochy. All the haters will point to Rowand and Chef Zito and, while they were boneheaded signings, Sabean has also brought in great bargain players when it mattered and assembled a magnificent pitching staff. Bochy needs no defending.

  5. Nipper says:

    This signing is not news……it’s just business. Now if they were let go then it would be news!

  6. mailorderwife says:

    I saw the news of Zito and Schierholtz engagements. Must be slow season.

    Anywho, I went to that Giants trip down to San Diego for that big phat 4 games series in July, when there was an official SF Giants fan field trip. During one game, they made my friend and I sit with the Giants wives — a complete TMI experience for me. I loved loved loved Nicole Vogelsong, who might have been a beer guzzling sailor in another life, but the other ones pretty much freaked me out. One player’s wife gave her 1 year old daughter a cell phone to play with, and that tiny girl alternated between imitating her mom chatting on the cell phone and bawling her eyes out — and the mother never cared much since the baby was faced away from her.

    So ya know…I could care less about the engagements. Also, it is getting late here and I think I had too much of a bowl. Goodnight!

  7. Nipper says:

    Hey perhaps today, someone will post something……..anything…..GO Niners! Time to soundly defeat the RAMS!

  8. mailorderwife says:

    The Raiders are a mess today.

    GO 49ERS!

    Also, does anyone here plan on playing Star Wars: The Old Republic?

  9. Chico says:

    Just got back from a rager.. Niners! You’re NFC west champs baby! Cheers!

  10. Nipper says:

    10 wins and more to come! NINERS take the WEST! Glad for Gore, Smith and others who have paid the price with their bodies over the last seven years.

  11. shaman138 says:

    Congrats to the Nine-Uhs….NFC West champs.

    And here’s to the AFC West Chumps….

    Da Great Mess of Da Raiduhs.

    Oh, Lord…and at GB next week…..we’re doomed.

  12. mailorderwife says:

    Hmm…the news today seems to be about Pooholes. He’s going to be a very rich man!

  13. Nipper says:

    Goodbye Torres, Ramierez…….Hello Pagan.

    • Hey Nip, Awn-hells’ mammi y papi were very confused upon christening him…

      • mailorderwife says:

        Angel Pagan – a favorite baseball weird name, along with Juan Eichelberger.

        Going to miss Torres. What a genuine and lovely person, and he embodied the character of that championship team. Never forget how quickly he bounced back from appendicitis.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Did JDR forget about us out here in blogland?

  15. unca_chuck says:

    10 years for a 32 year old guy is flat lunacy. I wonder if the Marlins do it. . .

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