SF Giants Grant Contract Extensions To Sabean, Bochy

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — The San Francisco Giants have extended the contracts of general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy, the club announced Tuesday. Both are now signed through 2013 with club options for 2014.

“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 Giants president and CEO Larry Baer.

Under Sabean’s watch, the Giants have won four NL West titles, one wild card berth, two National League pennants and one World Series championship. His 15 years as GM is the longest stint in club history and also makes the 51-year-old the longest tenured current GM in Major League Baseball.

Bochy, 56, became the Giants manager in 2007 after 15 years managing the Padres. He won the NL West four times for San Diego along with one pennant. His only playoff appearance for the Giants came in 2010, when he won it all. He has a 409-401 record in five seasons for San Francisco.

The 2011 season was a disappointment for the Giants, as they finished eight games behind the surprising Diamondbacks in the NL West. Still, the body of work for both Sabean and Bochy was enough to convince Bear to extend their respective contracts.

(© 2011 CBS Interactive. All rights reserved.)

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