11.4: Brian Sabean on Chronicle Live
Giants' GM Brian Sabean joins Greg Papa with the Commissioner's Trophy.
And do it and there's the proof in studio on chronicle -- that is called the commissioner's trophy emblematic of the World Series champion annually. In baseball and it's funny then that the property of the senior vice president and general manager of the San Francisco as he still stared at it. Bryant salient Jesus. There's still realize you're just not a problem and he was sleeping at that it's Monday night not to execute anymore has a custodian adrenaline it's that. Amazing piece of -- It is and what does it feel like he did to actually all that you -- you with the Yankees for years but you never you never won the Dodgers I -- -- the Giants 93 and they went on Iran now. When the first 196 so. I never really got closest trophy -- I was on Major League Baseball. Network. Prior to blow one of the games in effect it was the last game. Before I got on the set they actually had the trophy in front of the podium it. They're nice to. Have like glamorize it and what amounts so. Pretty pretty -- Woodson and hours on -- and San Francisco. It cures are welcome to chronicle -- present about a -- -- countertop and studio we bring in. -- Brian David where do we start and you and I spoke yesterday -- an article through some of the moves that you made because demeanor throughout the course of the year you made so many big once you get guys off the scrap heap that -- In late may be dead deadline deal you didn't make on the day of the trade deadline in late July to get Javier Lopez and Ramona premieres but. Cody Ross we just heard from him I talk about the organization's thought process is over it's been portrayed you don't want that guy he wasn't a good player he got way -- for a half billion dollars obviously. It was a good player but did you ever imagine. Again that he would be this instrumental in the way you guys finish the year you can never predict that this. The book will people produces -- baseball -- left. Home runs ninety RBIs he was in a funk when he would claim them although we saw him play pretty good against us but we claimed the two reasons one you don't claim anybody that you don't wanna end up with the because that can happen at any time. But the bigger the contract and who try to prevent us San Diego to get their hands on as we get into discussions. And found out that they were really interested in trying to trade -- make a trade. -- -- -- -- We knew at that point the best thing to do just wait him out 'cause we -- gonna get him on the claimant has paid a million dollars so. It was fortuitous because it at that time also we needed to be more athletic -- -- -- -- some critical play two ways although when he came to list. He really didn't have a spot as of that. Point in time and the thinks of ball we made the right decisions including leaving Guillen often put him in the middle of little. Where -- and that opinion you know history. Now what what -- choice to -- be enough to New York Times has reported the HGH at that arriving you know I think decision made prior to plug it into the decision was -- -- health what you wish for. He really died on the short -- he has a real bed. Upper neck problem -- an epidural. Had a series of shots including pregnant zone and was kind of running out of that cycle we couldn't do any more could you can only give so much medicine. And we needed to be more athletic we took a step back we saw what you downforce but we also saw. Some of the series coming up that we needed some people that could do some more things and and Cody was was and that meant. We are getting and managed -- -- some of the offseason choice has yet to make financially but it's safe to say he is arbitration eligible that you'll find a way to bring Cody Ross Becker next year -- thanks I don't think it's prohibitive -- you know he kind of -- the season statistically and as we -- off camera. The the statistical run that he was on her or rewarded in the post season doesn't count towards what is -- -- would be like. Are superior are part possession of that piece of hardware but you know. On the fourth of July which is always the -- we look at in baseball who's in first place on the sport you're in fourth place -- the fourth of July -- one game over. But then Buster Posey stars play in every single day -- played and played and played and played and played all the way. Two World Series championship and the way he spoke yesterday -- -- it took me commenting joy tonight. Next week next month and let's go win one again is this guy real as you we're doing here -- profile as background did you know he was the solid. Other guy and that just a solid player look great Holmes -- and -- talked about jobs or isn't wanted. Announced it in the way we did you've known -- the family in. Plus threw himself in high school and followed through. It'll trials and tribulations in -- -- his upbringing at Florida State closely it's a great program. He's just -- real. Grounded person of the young agents -- ways and what's interesting about kinda those dates are but we first got a schedule low and don't sit McLaren fairness to learn how in the hell did we end up with. Before and after the all star -- eighteen out of 21 games on the road and that really became our acid -- including during that time as it. It turned out we had a seven game losing streak that to be ten minutes in Colorado but. At that point in time with -- -- contributions. Of some of the -- tweaking the one along -- that the trade deadline I mean we ended up growing up for a galvanizing a Sosa's. He threw that up here. Obviously. -- Buster Posey was huge Korea and then later on during the season you bring up Madison Baumgartner and he pitched so solidly the whole way through -- the postseason in particular tonight would be game seven of the World Series fortunately you've got that in you don't have to worry about sweating out a seven game and I asked us to vote yesterday. If there was a game seven would you brought Madison Baumgartner on short rest of this decade instead of Jonathan -- you know you it would have been out and it's the to discuss it is as we know it -- it struggled with two starts it would have been his statement that it would have been all hands on deck solo are we could have made a specialist who. The way he started a year medicine you're critical and he said you know he enjoyed himself too much in the offseason to get married he did that command throwing hard. Dictator a wet and -- changed his mechanics but what turned -- around -- -- -- throwing 8788 in Scottsdale probably got a back up. The middle your -- 93 how to do that well he he controlled the ups and I mean he literally threw. Alone in his barn and didn't have a regiment and part of that is his. You know lack of knowledge how to prepare himself in the kind of fell through the truck. Got cracks -- -- and we learned a lesson to out of -- people better in the offseason but the one of the things that happen in and around him going down and and some mechanics being tweaked but you know he's a very competitive person. And he had a little bit of a reputation down there have been an argument -- pars and will be it's surely not the silly disrespectfully. With the manager of the pitching coach and oh yeah once they get their hands on -- -- -- hey listen. You've got to get ready because they're gonna need you and get a start throwing strike one you can start using a fastball more and more so than anything Dick who really was able to get him with a better breaking ball -- -- in in the you know. The last game that he pitched but more so he started using his changeup so in -- through. Three pitched got to pitch off the -- and that you know amazing this could think he did it when it went so including making those that. It is estimated five days after you get this trophy the off season starts are not know one Sunday. You -- -- -- -- figuring out free agency -- -- things -- -- they'll become created starting with Aubrey -- because I think that was of the major -- had Lester turned out the best maybe the lowest economically. That a huge pick up you would not have won without him what are the. Prospects of bringing Aubrey thought that's what kind of the dealing guy's going to discuss that in one year to year multi year deal well -- In his own words from his days I think he said publicly. Also that he's really not her yet. Wants to save this doesn't wanna return there is mutual interest when the hook here is that we have to decide what. Weekend. Predict where perhaps. Expect out of Pablo with his little good to go after we went through we did this issue. Rhythm where he's gonna play on the field but everything universal. Has he showed us which is invaluable being able play first base right field left field. You know will figure that out as we go along but in short -- -- be making them off. Is it safe to say your neck to pick up the option of that and a Edgar Renteria and another half million dollars in losing to buy him out of 500000. He had a great -- -- the World Series most valuable player but -- -- 162 games is tough. Is there a way to bring him back next year respect -- the -- but what will seaweed we have to keep an -- And -- because the free agent classes and very sexy in the certainly is very short and not at all appealing in the in the shortstop position so. We'll see. You know he still apparently wants to play with this plenty of time given. But the fact when enough -- enough production that he'd be more comfortable. So what are your options internally vocal on your roster right now you're 25 men including lottery day and the young man Randy Crawford who was a graphic at foothill high school over in Pleasanton that. Is he in the next could he be in the mix your shortstop at some point in 2011. I don't think so but I get back to what we first have to figure out is. Tenable situation how we could protect what position. What we think is more favorable as we saw one play tremendous at third base but. But having said that you know we do need to shortstop wants capable of doing that and we shall -- and discussions with him. That the next. Prize. I guess that player to perhaps. Burst on the scene it is is Brandon belt and he he very much. This is somebody that can swing the bat a lot like policies best isn't strikes on longtime Cardinals for an RBI he's gonna get power. He does play first base predominant but we experimented in the health field and he's going gangbusters in the Arizona fall excelled in the next couple days without a series a conference calls to kind of whittled down everybody's opinion on what we should do. Internally including him in the time Taylor Crawford but more so what we wanna do their own people free agent wise and then look to the outside world -- Is it too soon to discuss payroll for an extremely spoken to mr. Newton mr. I have not. The way we work it is that we try to build a model -- -- what would it would look like with the the people coming back as you know -- -- arbitration guys eligible to get eight and nine they're gonna take up pretty good including her especially Sanchez. Home and we picked out all we kind of give them around number oval we think it would take to start the year with and then once we get into the outside world which is the what if one. Perhaps attracting a free agent. Then will boil it down further discussions. With a permit especially feel what that -- Exactly final -- how about your own country grow quickly you and you and of of course both were extended two years before this year Sierra final years of your just human discussions about extending info water bowl that it has not both books and I and the lasted -- -- that would have an option. And who doesn't -- congratulations to back amazing. Eric Bryant said in his.