October 4, 1987 |
Al Rosen forever erased his reputation as a timid trader with three summertime deals that provided crucial pitching help for the San Francisco Giants. Now the 63-year-old president and general manager is being hailed as the man most responsible for bringing the team its first title since the Mays-McCovey-Marichal era. "To me he's our MVP," says Giants Manager Roger Craig, sharing the sentiments expressed by several players. "It's unbelievable, the trades he made for us."
November 19, 1987
Al Rosen, whose trading touch catapulted the San Francisco Giants to their first National League West title in 16 years, was named major league baseball's executive of the year by United Press International.
September 13, 1985 |
The Houston Astros have called a news conference today presumably to announce that Al Rosen will be replaced as general manager and take a similar position with the San Francisco Giants. If Rosen joins the Giants, it is believed that current General Manager Tom Haller will take over as field manager, replacing Jim Davenport. San Francisco Giants owner Bob Lurie dined in Houston Wednesday night with Haller and Rosen.
April 1, 1992 |
The Dodgers and San Francisco Giants don't have to wait long to renew their rivalry. They will open the season with a two-game set at Dodger Stadium, and Giant President Al Rosen is eager to see the Dodgers' infield. He says it is a key question in the National League West race. "Who knows if they've solved their infield problems?" Rosen said. "Despite what Tommy (Lasorda) says, I know he's going to gulp every time a ground ball is hit."
October 5, 1987 |
Al Rosen, the president and general manager of the San Francisco Giants, has a unique way of dealing with stress. After watching his team play at Candlestick Park, Rosen returns to his office, takes a bat, or maybe just his foot, and knocks the bejeebers out of an inflatable punching bag. "I got it good the other night," Rosen said recently. "I felt a lot better, too." But, really, what does this guy have to be stressed-out about?
December 8, 1990 |
The exchange centered on the ability of Darryl Strawberry to play center field and was the liveliest of baseball's winter meetings. Bud Harrelson, the New York Mets' manager, and Joe McIlvaine, the former vice president of the Mets and now general manager of the San Diego Padres, expressed doubt. Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda supported the concept and did it with some emotion.