Giants executive vice president of baseball operations Brian Sabean affirmed that the team is striving to acquire a reliever by the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline who will upgrade the bullpen significantly, not just incrementally.
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Giants' Brian Sabean sketches out his ideal relief acquisition -- and it sounds an awful lot like Aroldis Chapman
NEW YORK – Ask Giants executive vice president Brian Sabean to profile the kind of relief acquisition that the club will to target to bolster the bullpen down the pennant stretch and into the playoffs, and he describes a dominant presence with strikeout stuff. He describes a pitcher who could handle a full inning, without regard to matchups. He describes “not just the average...
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According to a report on ESPN New York, San Francisco Giants executive VP Brian Sabean has quietly been at Citi Field during the Mets-Nationals series. Although the reason for Sabean’s visit is not exactly clear, Adam Rubin speculates that the Giants could be looking to upgrade at third base this summer. The Giants traded two pitching prospects to the Miami Marlins over the Winter...
The Giants were left at the altar by a couple of high profile free agents this offseason and did their best to improve the roster in different ways. Listen to Brian Sabean talk before the FanFest this weekend, and what they ended up doing was look at ways to “deepen the roster.” One of those […]
Brian Sabean`s reputation for keeping his championship teams has merit, so how did Pablo Sandoval escape his grasp?
San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean has already said he’s not going to sacrifice the entire budget to sign Pablo Sandoval. The Giants and Boston Red Sox have both reportedly offered Sandoval a five-year contract in the range of $80-90 million, but the Giants have too many other holes on the roster to raise that offer much higher. One of those holes resides in the...
In 1986, then 30-year-old Brian Sabean - a successful former baseball coach at the University of Tampa - joined the Yankees as a front office lug nut. He scouted the likes of Mariano and Jeter, and helped build a team that eventually won four rings. In 1992, he moved to San Francisco to pull strings for the Giants, who had suffered losing records for five of the previous six seasons...
Fire Sabean, Fire Bochy, Larry Baer is cheap. Brian Sabean doesn’t even know what kind of a team he has. These were all the things written on social media about Giants General Manager Brian Sabean and others as the trade deadline came and went. The Giants did nothing except making a trade for Jake Peavy; whom almost everyone, myself included, thought was washed up. However, Sabean’s...
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...
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 his...
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