Via John Heyman -
The Giants have a decidedly Yankees flavor to them. [GM Brian] Sabean led the Yankees’ development program before coming to San Francisco the same year as Barry Bonds, 1993. Sabean seems to have a penchant for ex-Yankees that has paid off: Dave Righetti (pitching), Roberto Kelly (first base) and Hensley “Bam Bam” Meulens (hitting) are on the coaching staff, and Dick Tidrow, Joe Lefebvre, Fred Stanley and Henry Cotto are in the front office.
Dirt Tidrow is the Giants’ V.P. of Player Personnel and Chicken Stanley is their Director of Player Development. And, they do an outstanding job by most reports. Ditto Rags Righetti as pitching coach.
As much as I want to say that the team who knocked the Yankees out of the post-season went on to win the World Championship, I’d be more than happy to see all these ex-Yankees get a ring this year. They’ve earned all the good things to happen to them so far.