Sabean was VERY fortunate how the dominoes fell last year and I'm sure upper management has given him all the reason NOT to make any significant moves as long as the Giants are near the top. I mean, why should they? They're winning without all the help we THINK they need.
Why make a move if you're in first place? Personally, I think he's gun-shy about unloading some of the hometown favorites in a trade. They're good pieces to the marketing pie the Giants have now. And of course, the team brags about the chemistry they have, and why wouldn't they? I love the nature of this team and the personalities we have.
But they won't be here forever but I believe Sabean just doesn't have the same sense of urgency as long as the team keeps winning. If we drop to say, five or six games out, he might be inspired but not while the team is in first place.