ORLANDO, Fla. -- Brian Sabean, 14 years into his tenure as San Francisco Giants general manager, comes across as the reclusive type. His wardrobe consists largely of blacks and grays. He keeps his circle of advisors tight and small, and believes in old-fashioned values like loyalty, continuity and the judgment of a seasoned baseball scout. He can be blunt to the point of disarming, but he's more a listener than a talker as a rule. That's a by-product of his personality and his New Hampshire roots.