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Giants show Brian Wilson it’s a business

By TED SILLANPAA The San Francisco Giants did the right thing not offering Brian Wilson the $6.8 million deal that would’ve been the minimum necessary to retain rights to the closer who is coming back from his second Tommy John Surgery. We don’t know when Wilson will be full strength, so sending him into free agency was the only appropriate business decision. The Giants didn’t need to do what general Brian Sabean did on Friday, however, when the famously bearded… Read More »

Beane, not Sabean, best baseball architect around

BY TED SILLANPAA Tap the brakes a little, OK? I read that the world champion Giants have the best organization in baseball, that Brian Sabean’s the best general manager in baseball. Like I say … tap the brakes. Let off the gas some. Sloooow down! Sabean did a great job building a world champion in San Francisco, but it seems an argument can be made that he’s not the best builder of baseball teams in Northern California. I admire his… Read More »