Brian Sabean has enjoyed incredible success wheeling and dealing as the San Francisco Giants general manager.
With two World Series championships in the past three years, Sabean is making all the right moves for his team.
He has done so without record-breaking contracts (in general, the exception being Barry Zito) or breaking the bank for high-priced free agents or making headlines by adding blockbuster names midseason (Los Angeles Dodgers, I'm looking at you).
2012 was a banner year for the veteran GM. While the majority of his deals flew under the radar, the additions and subtractions made by Sabean were key in securing a second championship in three years for the city by the bay.
Here are the top five moves Sabean made in 2012. Hopefully, these past strokes of brilliance can silence a fan base wondering why the Giants have stayed out of the majority of this offseason's free agent market.