San Francisco celebrates Giants' crown

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- An estimated 1 million people gathered along a parade route and at San Francisco City Hall Wednesday to celebrate the Giants' 2012 World Series championship.

Madison Bumgarner sign extension with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 (UPI) -- Young San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner signed a five-year contract extension with the National League club Monday.

Cain, Giants ink record-setting contract

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants Monday signed Matt Cain to a five-year contract extension in a deal reported to be a record for a right-handed pitcher.
Giants extend contracts for Bochy, Sabean

Giants extend contracts for Bochy, Sabean

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Manager Bruce Bochy and General Manager Brian Sabean have agreed to contract extensions with the San Francisco Giants, the team said Tuesday.
Giants apologize for GM's remarks

Giants apologize for GM's remarks

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants issued an apology Friday for remarks made by an upset General Manager Brian Sabean concerning the loss of catcher Buster Posey.
Giants sign Huff to two-year deal

Giants sign Huff to two-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants have re-signed first baseman-outfielder Aubrey Huff, their most productive offensive player, the team announced Tuesday.
Giants ink shortstop Edgar Renteria

Giants ink shortstop Edgar Renteria

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants Thursday signed free agent shortstop Edgar Renteria to a two-year contract.

Giants ink OF Aaron Rowand

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Free-agent outfielder Aaron Rowand Wednesday agreed to a five-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.

Mike Matheny retires from baseball

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- San Francisco's Mike Matheny has retired from the Giants after symptoms of a concussion lingered through the off-season.

Giants sign Bengie Molina

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Free agent catcher Bengie Molina Wednesday reached a three-year deal with the San Francisco Giants.

Bonds to file for free agency

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Veteran San Francisco outfielder Barry Bonds announced Friday that he would file for free agency at midnight a day after the end of the World Series.

Giants lure Bochy from Padres

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants announced Friday that Bruce Bochy has agreed to leave the San Diego Padres, signing a three-year deal to manage the Giants.

Giants get Hillenbrand from Toronto

SAN FRANSCISCO, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants have acquired Shea Hillenbrand from Toronto.

Angels trade Finley for Alfonzo

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday traded center-fielder Steve Finley to San Francisco for third baseman Edgardo Alfonzo.

No arbitration for Snow, Tomko

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants have declined to offer arbitration to first baseman J.T. Snow and pitcher Brett Tomko.
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Brian Sabean
Brian Sabean, general manager for the San Francisco Giants thanks his staff during the Baseball America's Awards Gala at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel, December 13, 2003. (UPI Photo/ A.J. Sisco)

Brian R. Sabean (born July 1, 1956) is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the San Francisco Giants, a Major League Baseball franchise. He has held the job since 1997, when he replaced former General Manager Bob Quinn. Though some of Sabean's moves have been strongly criticized by Giants fans and the media, the team has had a winning record eight of the twelve seasons he has been General Manager. Prior to his tenure, the team had suffered losing seasons in five out of six years. He is a native of Concord, New Hampshire.

Sabean's 13 years as the Giants' general manager is the longest run by a general manager in the club's history, surpassing Spec Richardson (seven seasons, 1975–81), Al Rosen (seven seasons, 1986–92) and Tom Haller (five seasons, 1981–85). Sabean has the longest tenure with the same club among active general managers. During his tenure, the Giants have won one World Series (2010), two National League pennants (2002 and 2010), four National League West Division flags (1997, 2000, 2003, and 2010), a National League Wild Card (2002) and forced a National League Wild Card tie-breaker game with Chicago in 1998. On two other occasions, the club was eliminated from post season contention on the last day of the season. He has guided the club to five post season berths - the club's most in an 11-season span since 1915–25. As of July 13, 2007, Sabean owns the ninth-highest winning percentage (.544, 927–777) among all general managers since 1950.

Sabean attended Concord High School and Eckerd College (of St. Petersburg, Florida), playing with former major leaguer Joe Lefebvre on both school's baseball teams. Prior to starting his scouting career, Sabean coached the University of Tampa (D-II) to the NCAA Regional Tournament. He held the job of head coach with UT from 1983 to 1984 - following serving as assistant coach from 1980–1982. Sabean began his involvement in Major League Baseball as a scout, and previously worked in the New York Yankees organization. With the Yankees, he drafted or signed as amateurs the likes of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, J.T. Snow, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte. Prior to his appointment to GM in 1996, Sabean served one season as the Giants' senior vice president, player personnel in 1995 after a three-year stint as an assistant to the general manager and vice president of scouting/player personnel.

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