San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Just days before the San Francisco Giants
begin their World Series title defense, team president Larry Baer has rewarded
general manager Brian Sabean and club skipper Bruce Bochy with contract
Although terms of the deals were not disclosed, the extensions will keep both
men under contract through the 2016 season.
Sabean, entering his 17th year at the helm, has posted an impressive resume
during his tenure with the Giants, helping guide them to two World Series
titles, three National League pennants and five NL West Division titles. Under
his guidance, the club has produced a .537 winning percentage (1,392-1,
"Brian has been the architect of one of the most successful periods in
franchise history. He is a brilliant strategist who surrounds himself with
some of the brightest minds in baseball -- with Bruce Bochy topping that
list," said Baer. "The Giants are very fortunate to have Brian and Bruce at
the helm of our baseball operations and I look forward to more successful
seasons in the coming years."
Bochy led the Giants back to the World Series in 2012, winning for the second
time since becoming the team's manager in 2007. He has posted a 503-469 record
over his six-year tenure, and over his 18-year managerial career, ranks third
among active managers in total wins with 1,454.
"In my opinion Bruce is the best manager in the game today and is on his way
to a Hall of Fame career," said Sabean. "Bruce's ability to communicate with
his players, his outstanding coaching staff and the front office, as well as
his ability to brilliantly manage a game sets him apart from the rest. It has
been a pleasure to work with him for the past six years and I look forward to
the coming years ahead."
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