Ranking top GMs at the deadline
July, 31, 2011
By Jim Bowden | ESPN Insider
Brad Mangin/MLB Photos/Getty ImagesGiants GM Brian Sabean had to be happy after making deals that improved his championship team.
Now that the non-waiver trade deadline has passed, I have ranked the top five general managers in two categories -- those who were making deals to win now, and those who were building for the future.
TRYING TO WIN NOW
1. Brian Sabean, San Francisco Giants: Sabean made three deals, including a deal for the best available hitter (Carlos Beltran) and two minor deals that added infield depth (Jeff Keppinger and Orlando Cabrera).