(SAN FRANCISCO) — The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants extended general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy for another four years on Thursday.
The Giants are coming off their second World Series title in three years and Sabean and Bochy are responsible for putting together a core that won both.
“The glory days of the franchise are now,” Giants President and CEO Larry Baer said. “I think it’s important to acknowledge that and pay tribute to the people who have done it, from the general manager’s office to the manager’s office, to get us where we are now.”
Sabean has kept last year’s roster intact this offseason for another run in 2013.
“We’ve been collaborative, and I really believe that’s the reason we’ve had success,” Sabean said. “A lot of continuity. I think that’s what defines this organization.”
Bochy came over from the San Diego Padres in 2006 and credited Sabean for working with him every day. “It makes the task of managing a little less daunting when you have the support that I get,” Bochy said. “We’ve been through a lot together, the ups and downs. He was always there.”
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