On September 30, 1996, one day after completing a terrible season, the San Francisco Giants announced the hiring of Brian Sabean as their new general manager.
Little more than a month later, on November 13, Sabean made his first big trade: All-Star third baseman Matt Williams and a player to be named later to Cleveland, in exchange for second baseman Jeff Kent, infielder Jose Vizcaino, pitcher Julian Tavarez, and a PTBNL.
And the early reviews of Brian Sabean's first significant deal? ...
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