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Giants exploring extensions for GM Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy

Feb 23, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

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The Giants exercised their 2014 options on general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy in December following the club’s World Series title, but the duo could soon be locked up for even longer.

According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Giants president Larry Baer said this morning that he continues to talk with Sabean and Bochy about extending their contracts. The specifics of the negotiations aren’t known, but Baer said that the extensions would be for more than one year.

Sabean, currently MLB’s longest tenured general manager, has been at the helm with San Francisco since the end of 1996. Bochy has a 503-469 (.517) record over six seasons since taking over as Giants’ skipper. The club has won the World Series in two out of the last three seasons.

  1. baymac408 - Feb 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    For life!!

  2. joecool16280 - Feb 23, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    I attribute their success to Botchy rather than Sabean.

    • jeffharwell3 - Feb 23, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      Sabean is a genius when it comes to finding pitching. But boch does pull all the right strings. I am just happy both are with the Giants

    • cosanostra71 - Feb 23, 2013 at 6:45 PM

      They make a good team. Sabean has done a good job finding talent and hidden gems, and Bochy has done a good job of utilizing and developing it.

      • sailcat54 - Feb 23, 2013 at 6:57 PM

        Sabean is masterful at finding talent mid-season that makes the Giants competitive in the stretch, Bochy is the best manager in the majors and he proves it by getting the most out of his players. Together they are putting together winning teams and that is the bottom line.

  3. docktorellis - Feb 23, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    “Terry Ryan took over as GM of the Twins in 1996.”
    “Well, yeah, but he resigned and Bill Smith took over for–”
    “BILL SMITH NEVER HAPPENED! BILL SMITH NEVER HAPPENED!” (Begins weeping and rocking back and forth)

    • docktorellis - Feb 23, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      I meant 1994. Diet Function please

  4. chomsky66 - Feb 23, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    As a lifelong Giants fan, I think it is fair to say that Sabean has done well at getting the Giants to a point where luck can take over. Who says lightning can’t strike twice?

  5. danospleasanton - Feb 24, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    Just give them the keys to the kingdom and leave them to their devices.

  6. Marty - Feb 24, 2013 at 3:51 AM

    This is one topic where the opinion of Calcatera and the commentariat is useless. Two World Series in three years. End of conversation.

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