Rockies reunion in Giants' dugout
San Francisco's bench, a postseason liability last year, has been remade into Blake Street West.
The Giants' bench was a liability in the 2002 World Series loss to Anaheim. Former manager Dusty Baker's lack of options were never more evident than in Game 7, when he needed a big hit and prayed it would come from outfielder Tom Goodwin, who promptly whiffed to end a sixth-inning threat.
After losing All-Star second baseman Jeff Kent to free agency and trading starter Russ Ortiz to Atlanta for financial reasons, Sabean figured the best way to regroup was to construct a deeper, more versatile roster from the first through 25th spots. Along the way, he has turned his bench into Blake Street West.
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