When I posted an item praising Brian Sabean yesterday, I knew I’d get some negative response. Fair enough. Some people even wrote that Billy Beane is a better GM and that the Giants winning the World Series under Sabean doesn’t mean all that much.

Let’s be clear about this. Winning the World Series means everything. In baseball there is nothing more important. Beane has not won a World Series. That means he has not accomplished what Sabean has. There is no more to the discussion. Beane may or may not have excuses but they don’t matter. He has not won the World Series or been to the Series. We’re talking black and white here.

No other Bay Area GM is at Sabean’s level.

Trent Baalke — has not won the Super Bowl, nor has his team been in the Super Bowl. When the Niners win the Super Bowl, let’s talk.

Reggie McKenzie — a rookie.

Bob Myers — a rookie.

Sabean looms over all of them.