Originally Posted by doublem23
I don't know, Sabean already had a pretty solid reputation as a terrible GM but it looks like San Francisco hit the jackpot when the normally smart Rays whiffed HORRIBLY on Tim Beckham in draft that contained guys like Buster Posey, Pedro Alvarez, and Eric Hosmer...
Sabean benefited from tremendous pitching a bit, but he's not as horrible as the impressions. He, obviously, is still doling out big contracts to dubious players (most work out for him though). But he's changed his tune on the draft since his early days (when he made Kenny Williams look like the monopoly guy), and the Giants have benefited tremendously.