The Giants extended Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean through the 2013 season, with club options for the 2014 season, Giants CEO Larry Baer announced on Tuesday.
"Brian and Bruce are certainly two of the finest professionals at their respective positions in all of baseball. They have effectively built and fostered a winning tradition at all levels of our organization. I have no doubt that they will achieve continued success for the Giants in the coming years and beyond,” said Baer in a statement released by the team.
2012 will be Sabean's 16th year as general manager of the Giants and Bochy's sixth year as manager.
The Giants struggled mightily in 2011, despite a bevy of good pitching, because the team's offense was one of the worst in baseball.
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These extensions come less than a week ahead of the MLB Winter Meetings in Dallas -- Bochy and Sabean are expected to remain busy over the coming months as they look to shore up the offense and potentially sign Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain to extensions.
Though a number of Giants fans may express disappointment in Bochy and Sabean's ability to successfully run the franchise, and lament the fact that they'll be in charge of the Giants for at least a few more years, there is one important thing to remember: these guys won a World Series title in 2010.
That's no accident and that's why it shouldn't be surprising that each is being rewarded with an extension that effectively pairs them as the future of the organization.