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BRIAN SABEAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Uggla Signing A Familiar Page From the Brian Sabean Playbook

When the Atlanta Braves released declining veteran second baseman Dan Uggla on July 18, 2014, it only took three days for San Francisco Giants General Manager Brian Sabean to sign Uggla to a minor league contract. When you look at Sabean’s long history of reclamation projects featuring fading veteran ball players, the real surprise here is why it took him a whole three days to...
Via The Giants Cove
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors

As the San Francisco Giants limp into July no longer sitting atop the division, the team must now decide whether to make a move to bolster the starting rotation or be content with another year lost. Following a 31-11 surge between April 23 and June 8, the club has posted a 4-15 record since, squandering a 9 1/2 game lead in the NL West during the slide.  June has shown that the...
Via isportsweb.com
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: GB Brian Sabean Talks Pablo Sandoval Contract, Plus Other Giants News

GM Brian Sabean – Photo Courtesy of Jesse Montellano This morning San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean did an interview on KNBR. Sabean said he thought he was on his way out as the Giants GM, when the team had 4 consecutive losing seasons (2005-2008). When asked about a contract extension for infielder Pablo Sandoval, Sabean said Sandoval would be tough to replace if...

Michael Morse and the World of SF Giants GM Brian Sabean

The San Francisco Giants signing of mediocre free agent Michael Morse at the 2013 Winter Meetings the past week is part of a very familar pattern for the team and for General Manager Brian Sabean. The world of the corporate foil lies between obsequiousness and obsession. And so Brian Sabean has careened between following the Giants' ownership focus on the bottom-line and...
Via The Giants Cove
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabean on Lincecum: “I see Timmy staying in a Giants uniform”, plus some wild rotation speculation

The Giants come off the All-Star break with seven games in six days, three of those games against division-leading Arizona and four against Cincinnati. How those games fall will start to determine what the Giants and general manager Brian Sabean do at the deadline. Get swept out and the team could sell off assets to contending teams; come out roaring and San Fran could be buyers...

SF Giants Rumors: Sabean On Trade Talks, Multi-Year Deals, And High Priority At Winter Meetings

Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says (via Twitter) GM Brian Sabean is not active in trade talks, and the bullpen could stand-pat. Santiago Casilla and the San Francisco Giants have had conceptual talks about a multi-year deal. In another tweet, Baggarly says Sabean confirmed that there’s an openness to a multi-year deal with catcher Buster Posey, and not necessarily with outfielder...

Sabean, on Yoenis Cespedes: “Price tag is beyond what his talent is”

Most of my posts are about guys the Giants do sign, but this one’s to let you know about a player the team says it won’t go after. According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will not be putting on the orange and black anytime soon. The Giants had previously been rumored to possibly be in on Cespedes, who <a title="ESPN: "...
Via 22gigantes
February 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Have Giants bowed out of Jose Reyes sweepstakes?

LAYING IT DOWN: Has Brian Sabean put down his pen in respect to signing free agent Jose Reyes? (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Those of you who were hoping the Giants would fill their void at shortstop and the leadoff spot in the lineup with one fell swoop of the pen by signing free agent Jose Reyes….. well, it may be time to move on to plan B. According to the New York Daily...
Via 22gigantes
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Highlights From Urban’s 1-on-1 With Sabean

Mychael Urban of CSNBayArea.com was able to chat with Giants GM Brian Sabean. Below is the highlights of the phone interview.   Sabean is in Arizona for organizational meetings. They started meetings the day after the season ended. Sabean stresses that it’s about roster management right now.   “Including who you may just be willing to take off the roster, cause you have younger...

Mychael Urban Interviews Brian Sabean (October 26, 2010)

Mychael Urban of CSN Bay Area interviewed Giants GM Brian Sabean today…a few notes – In regards to payroll, Sabean says the Giants will go up incrementally in spending, but not dramatically. He says Brandon Crawford’s done a really good job making mechanical adjustments in the Arizona Fall League, and has “earned” his high batting average there. Joe Panik, for a first...
Via SF Giants Nirvana
October 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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