The area papers are-a-buzzin' with the news of Sabean's non-extension. While I certainly don't agree with every Sabean move, I don't think he's worse than an average GM. Replacing an average GM can lead to new heights, but it can just as easily lead to new depths.
One of my biggest quibbles with Sabean is his resistance to building from within. This quote seems to deflect some of the blame, though:
Quite the pickle.