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March 22, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
San Francisco Giants second baseman Jeff Kent might have broken his left wrist falling off a motorcycle, not while washing his truck as he claims, general manager Brian Sabean said. "There's mounting evidence from all sorts of eyewitnesses that says he fell off a motorcycle popping wheelies," Sabean said. The guarantee language in Kent's contract bans certain activities, including motorcycle riding, meaning the Giants could try to void the contract or fine him. The former National League MVP, who hopes to be playing by Opening Day, is in the option year of the deal, which would pay him $6 million.
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December 28, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Baseball brought Felipe and Moises Alou together more than a decade ago in Montreal, and now father and son are reunited again. The San Francisco Giants finalized a 2-year contract with Moises Alou yesterday, meaning he'll again play for his father, manager Felipe Alou. "I'm just happy for the opportunity to join my dad again," Moises said. "Ending my career playing for my dad, I always wanted to do that. The opportunity fell in my lap. " It also fills a huge need for the Giants - finding an outfielder was among the top things on general manager Brian Sabean's winter to-do list.
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September 11, 1997 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Giants general manager Brian Sabean was openly unhappy when an Aug. 20 rainout at Veterans Stadium was rescheduled as a one-game parachute drop into Philadelphia between a Wednesday afternoon game in San Francisco and a Friday night engagement in Miami. If there was a consolation, it was that the Giants were supposed to face Curt Schilling that night in August. Well, guess what? The Giants are back tonight. And, as fate would have it, it's Schilling's turn to pitch again. Not only that, but he has some added motivation.
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April 13, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
PAT BURRELL will officially retire as a Phillie during the Boston Red Sox series at Citizens Bank Park in May, the team announced. Burrell, 35, will sign a 1-day minor league contract with the Phillies. He will be honored before the Saturday, May 19 game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Burrell retired in the offseason because of a chronic foot injury that limited him to 92 games with a .230 average last season with San Francisco. " 'Hesitant' isn't the right word - I just don't like to make a big deal about things," Burrell told MLB.com about returning to Philly.
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November 7, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Manager Dusty Baker is leaving the San Francisco Giants less than two weeks after leading them to the World Series. General manager Brian Sabean made the announcement yesterday, the day Baker's contract expired. "It has become increasingly apparent that Dusty's interest in exploring opportunities elsewhere is paramount in his mind," Sabean said. "There remained non-compensation issues that he seemed reluctant to embrace. " Seattle general manager Pat Gillick said the Mariners have no interest in Baker for their vacant position.
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February 21, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
One day after contradicting reports that he was either ready to retire after the season or set to play 10 more years, Giants slugger Barry Bonds did not show up yesterday on the voluntary reporting date for position players. That was no cause for concern, Giants general manager Brian Sabean said, because Bonds told the team last week through his agent that he would come a day or two later - well before the Feb. 28 mandatory reporting date - because he needed to get some "personal stuff straightened out. " After three knee operations that limited Bonds to 14 games last year, the Giants are eager to learn what they can expect from the 41-year-old outfielder this season.
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October 27, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Bruce Bochy, who is getting ready to manage a major league team on its exhibition tour in Japan, reportedly has taken care of some other business first. The San Jose Mercury News reported last night that Bochy has agreed to become the new manager of the San Francisco Giants, taking over for the fired Felipe Alou. Bochy will leave San Diego after managing the Padres to first place in the National League West last season. The Giants scheduled a news conference for today to announce the deal.
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August 1, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Two months to play, trailing by a scant 3 1/2 games in their division, the Chicago White Sox are shaking up their roster, trading away key players and apparently conceding the remainder of the season. Not so, general manager Ron Schueler said yesterday after shipping starter Wilson Alvarez and closer Roberto Hernandez - arguably the team's two best pitchers - along with veteran starter Danny Darwin to San Francisco for six minor league prospects. "It's definitely not throwing in the towel for the season," Schueler said.
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July 19, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Out of patience after watching the San Francisco Giants lose for the 20th time in 24 games, Barry Bonds went public with pleas to the team to add some productive players. "It's been boring watching this . . . every day," the Giants outfielder said Wednesday night after a 4-3 loss to the Rockies in Colorado. "From a team standpoint, from a fan's standpoint, from a baseball standpoint, watching this . . . every day, I'd be sick. " Bonds suggested his team get a power hitter such as longtime friend and former teammate Bobby Bonilla.
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October 14, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Los Angeles Dodgers apparently are not going to hire a manager anytime soon. Meanwhile, neither the Anaheim Angels nor the San Francisco Giants would comment yesterday on reports that the Dodgers might be interested in hiring their managers, each of whom is under contract for 1999. After Felipe Alou decided Sunday to remain with the Montreal Expos rather than join the Dodgers, Los Angeles general manager Kevin Malone said six or seven candidates were on his list to succeed interim manager Glenn Hoffman.
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June 20, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
If you believe the Phillies should rip their roster apart, rid it of all their older players, and start anew, there is one pressing question: How much patience do you have? You'll need plenty, regardless of whether Ruben Amaro Jr. stays or goes as the general manager. Proof of that can be found in the Bay Area, where the two best teams in baseball play. Oakland general manager Billy Beane and San Francisco general manager Brian Sabean are considered two of the brightest minds in baseball.
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October 30, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
KUNG FU PANDA, The Freak, The Beard and all their seed-throwing buddies are on top of baseball - again. They may be under the radar, unappreciated and unexpected. But they're unassailable, the winner of two World Series titles in the last 3 years. Their sweep of the Detroit Tigers, completed Sunday night with a 4-3, 10-inning win, was historic. No National League team had swept a World Series since the 1990 Cincinnati Reds. No NL team had won twice in a 3-year span since the Big Red Machine in 1975-76.
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October 30, 2012 | By Ben Walker, Associated Press
DETROIT - Smart pitching. Clutch hitting. Sharp fielding. Plus an MVP Panda. All the right elements for a sweet World Series sweep for the San Francisco Giants. Nearly knocked out in the playoffs time and time again, and finally pressed by the Detroit Tigers in Game 4, Pablo Sandoval and the Giants clinched their second title in three seasons Sunday night. Marco Scutaro - who else? - delivered one more key hit this October, a go-ahead single with two outs in the 10th inning that lifted the Giants to a 4-3 win. "Detroit probably didn't know what it was in for," Giants general manager Brian Sabean said.
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October 29, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The World Series will be over by the end of this week, and the focus for the Phillies and every other team in baseball quickly will turn to free agency and trades. Opportunities exist for every team to improve, but the risk of a major misstep also looms. The teams that get it right end up playing in the World Series, with the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers serving as the latest examples. Each team is a fascinating case study. The Tigers made the second-biggest free-agent signing of the offseason when they gave Prince Fielder a nine-year, $214 million deal.
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October 24, 2012 | By Janie McCauley, Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO - From postseason bystander to starter in the World Series opener. That's how far Barry Zito has come in two years to resurrect his career. The resurgent lefthander will pitch Game 1 for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday he will go with Zito, who has turned around his career this year. His stellar outing in a 5-0 victory Friday night in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium helped San Francisco rally from a three-games-to-one series deficit against the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals to return to the World Series for the second time in three years.
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October 24, 2012 | Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO - From postseason bystander to starting the World Series opener. That's how far Barry Zito has come in 2 years to resurrect his career. The resurgent lefthander will pitch Game 1 for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers haven't played since sweeping the Yankees last Thursday. Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday he will go with Zito, who has turned around his career this year - and Bochy was eager and proud to give the pitcher the news, once they finally connected that is. "I tried to call him all day. He left his phone at the ballpark, so I couldn't get ahold of him," Bochy said.
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September 24, 2012
The San Francisco Giants knew full well that much of the baseball world figured they would flop after losing All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension in mid-August for a positive testosterone test. Hardly. The Giants put it out of mind in a hurry and kept on winning. They won the West with an 8-4 victory over San Diego on Saturday, a few hours after the rival Dodgers did their part by losing at Cincinnati as the Reds clinched the NL Central. "The whole lineup has come to life," general manager Brian Sabean said as the champagne flowed.
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August 17, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
SAN FRANCISCO Giants general manager Brian Sabean insists his club's two suspended veteran players should have known better than to use performance-enhancing drugs. A day after outfielder and All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera received a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test, Sabean said Thursday he was shocked when he received word of the suspension from Major League Baseball on Wednesday morning, not long before San Francisco's series finale against the Washington Nationals.
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April 13, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
PAT BURRELL will officially retire as a Phillie during the Boston Red Sox series at Citizens Bank Park in May, the team announced. Burrell, 35, will sign a 1-day minor league contract with the Phillies. He will be honored before the Saturday, May 19 game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Burrell retired in the offseason because of a chronic foot injury that limited him to 92 games with a .230 average last season with San Francisco. " 'Hesitant' isn't the right word - I just don't like to make a big deal about things," Burrell told MLB.com about returning to Philly.
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November 30, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
BOBBY VALENTINE has accepted the job to become the next manager of the Boston Red Sox, ESPN reported, citing a source close to the team. Earlier yesterday, a source told ESPN that Gene Lamont, the other finalist, was no longer a candidate. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has said he expects to have a new manager by Monday, when the winter meetings begin in Dallas. The opening came about when the team and Terry Francona parted ways after eight seasons, which included two World Series titles.
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