Brian Sabean began his career as a scout with the New York Yankees in the mid-1980s, playing a key role in the drafting and signing of future stars including Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera.
Sabean would stay with the Yankees for nearly a decade before moving to San Francisco, joining the Giants in 1993 before becoming their general manager in 1996. The Giants have claimed three World Series titles under his watch, winning in 2010, '12 and '14.
MLB.com's Mark Feinsand recently sat down with Sabean in his office to discuss dealing with criticism, the Barry Bonds era, his successful run with manager Bruce Bochy and much more.
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