Top Ten Reasons The San Francisco Giants Are A Dynasty


#3. Brian Sabean, Bobby Evans, Dick Tidrow and John Barr

Everyone in baseball knows Brian Sabean, but few realize the all-star front office he has put together. Bobby Evans, the assistant general manager has taken over for Ned Colletti and the transition has been seamless. His ability to work out contracts with the roster and work with the agents and other teams has been masterful. Dick Tidrow is the team’s scouting director and the homegrown talent he has amassed over the years is staggering. John Barr has overseen the amateur and international scouting for the team among other responsibilities. These four men have led the Giants from a good organization to an elite one.

Fans are always quick to remember a front office’s worst moves. Sabean and his team have had their share of moves that fans have criticized. From re-signing guys like Huff, Lincecum, Scutaro, or from trades like Carlos Beltran for Zach Wheeler or from not signing guys like Jose Abreu, Rusney Castillo, or Yasmany Tomas.

However, when you look at some of the best moves Sabean has made, it’s pretty special.

  • Hunter Pence for Tommy Joseph and Nate Shierholtz
  • Marco Scutaro for Charlie Culberson
  • Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez (who both came back to the Giants)
  • Pat Burrell for the league minimum
  • Cody Ross for nothing
  • Aubrey Huff for $3M
  • Freddy Sanchez for Tim Alderson
  • Juan Uribe, Torres and Gregor Blanco as a spring training invite
  • Extensions for Madison Bumgarner, Pablo Sandoval, etc…
  • Drafting Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Bumgarner, Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik, etc…

Sabean was always hamstrung in the Bonds years because they were always looking to replace young talent with veterans. Now that he has the backing of the ownership group, has brought in a tremendous coaching staff and has the personnel around him in Evans, Tidrow, Barr and others, he has been able to blend young homegrown talent with shrewd trades and signings. This has allowed the Giants to have the best front office in baseball.

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