Brian Sabean spoke about his team after today’s 2-1 victory over the Dodgers. Here are selected quotes.

On acquiring lefty Javier Lopez:

“That’s our acute need (left-handed relief). We’re vulnerable. We’re in a negative leverage situation. Everybody knows we have two guys out. Obviously we didn’t want to give up anybody who would help us this year.”

On why he didn’t acquire a hitter for a pitcher:

“We had one situation that went down to late last night and very early this morning. It just didn’t come to fruition. It was kind of an offbeat angle. It was always the same mantra on the other side of the ball. It would have to be Sanchez or Bumgarner. We just couldn’t cover the loss of one of those pitchers. We have to get every inning out of every starter. At the end of the day we’re pleased with where we’re at. Sometimes it’s a function of the outside world. The outside world wasn’t too friendly and accommodating.”

On the final two months of the season: “It’s going to be a rough two months. These games are taking on playoff gravity. It’s going to be two months of playoff games.”

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  1. JimG.

    unfortunately the 2 pitchers Giants picked up can’t get anyone out.
    Ramirez had no trust at all with the RedSox and Lopez was finally
    cut by the RedSox last year because he couldn’t get lefties out.
    Neither is worth the anything in a close game and Giants will pay
    for not having enough depth in bullpen, just like almost every
    other team in MLB

    July 31st, 2010 7:51 pm

  2. donniedonnie1975

    The outside world wasn’t friendly or accomodating, Brian, because nobody likes you.

    You are a joke amongst your peers. Nobody respects you.

    Fortunately, the local media (and fans sadly) are content to be “pretty good” but not good enough.

    Epic fail from Sabean today Lowell. This team cannot make the playoffs and contend without adding some pieces. Phillies will take the wildcard, the Pads the NL West.

    July 31st, 2010 8:32 pm

  3. Stan

    Some writers and poster are talking like the Dodgers got gold. Hardly. Besides, they are chasers of the Giants-what have the Dodgers got to lose in the short run?
    Funny to see the flip flop from Tim,that the Giants were done for last month..then he changed his mind and even noticed in a second article that Posey and Bumgarner are Giants farm products … Then today,about a week later says how bad Sabean has done with the farm system!. You can’t win with Tim…sometimes.
    Sorry about the exclamation.

    July 31st, 2010 10:03 pm

  4. Stan

    oop-I was reading Tim Kawakami’s blog that linked to Lowells. Want to clear that up. Not that I wouldnt have been here anyways…

    July 31st, 2010 10:05 pm

  5. cris t

    donnie1975..i agree. I will celebrate when the Giants fire Sabean Ass!!..we are in this situation because of him.This team is winning in SPITE of him…

    August 1st, 2010 11:39 am

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