July 28, 2015100
Which is, of course, terribly unfair.
Even setting aside all the facets of a GM’s job that are more time-consuming and occur more commonly — primarily internal evaluations, free-agent signings and the draft — what’s most fallacious about focusing on trades is that seldom is the broader picture of those trades fully taken into consideration. Rather, it’s simply Player A being placed on one side of the scale, Player B on the other, and wait to see which way it tilts.
Well, weigh this: The moves Jim Rutherford executed Tuesday were on some other scale.