The Yankees today announced that Brian Sabeen has been appointed Executive Advisor to Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman.
This is homecoming for Sabian, as he began his career in Major League Baseball with the Yankees. He was hired as a scout in his 1985, after which he earned titles such as director of scouting and vice president of player development/scouting. From 1996 until 2000 he was with the organization in drafting and signing core young players for the club which won four championships. As he delivered today’s news, Joel Sherman of the New York Post I am reminded of statements Cashman made about teams in the 90’s. “The underrated heroes of this dynasty are Bill Livesey and Brian Sabeen,” said Cashman.
But Sabian was no longer with the Yankees when those trophies were lifted. He joined the Giants in 1993 as assistant general manager and vice president of scouting/player personnel. He was later promoted to general manager in 1996. From 1997 to 2004 he continued to post a winning record in each season, although the Giants finished that year with a 68-94 record. Won his series in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
After that third title, Sabean was given a new title of Vice President of Baseball Operations, seemingly stepping away from the day-to-day duties of running the club. Bobby Evans took over as general manager, remaining in that role until the 2018 season.At that point, he was reassigned and Farhan Zaidi was hired as president of baseball operations. As these transitions took place, Sabean appeared to move into an advisory/reconnaissance role.
The Giants released a statement to reporters regarding Sabean’s recruitment via NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic as a relayman. twitter“The San Francisco Giants would like to thank Brian Sabeen for his outstanding contributions to our organization and wish him the best of luck in his new position with the New York Yankees,” the statement said. , listing the club’s aforementioned accomplishments during his tenure, concluding: Best ever. He is an eternal giant forever. “
In the past few years, he’s been linked to front office jobs at the Marlins and Mets that haven’t paid off, but he’s returning to where his career started and rejoining the Yankees.