"Managers' salaries have gone up pretty considerably in the last couple decades," the Giants' Baer said. "Those stakes are higher for the manager. We feel pretty blessed that this is our 18th year and we've only had three managers. The other sort of X-factor is there are teams that are doing GM searches. You've got to get the GM in place before you get the manager in place. So, if the GM is uncertain the manager is really uncertain."
"I think over the 18 years our ownership group has been here, as the stakes have increased in the sport _ however you want to define that, average salaries, whatever _ the scrutiny of managers has increased pretty dramatically," San Francisco Giants team president Larry Baer said. "From a front-office perspective, you're constantly evaluating and from the perspective of the manager, say a manager who could be in demand, he's constantly evaluating where he might go. There might be a better situation."