Tracy Ringolsby

Giants Pitch Their Way Into History

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Once the Giants put the Barry Bonds era behind them and focused on building a foundation from within instead of signing aged free agents, general manager Brian Sabean and his staff were able to focus on what they do best: finding and developing strong-armed talent.

Majors | #2010#Column

Cubs Finally Take Longer View By Hiring Quade

Tracy Ringolsby -

Since his hiring as the general manager of the Cubs, Jim Hendry has dealt with high-profile managers at Wrigley Field, and the feeling that every move needs to have an immediate impact, even at the expense of building a long-range plan. Maybe that helps explain the 102-year championship drought. Shortcuts just don't work. With Lou Piniella's decision to retire, and then to leave in midseason, Hendry finally had an opportunity to try and get a long-term plan in place.

Majors | #2010#Column