Re: Are most GMs just not really very smart?
I get the distinct impression that GMs have so much crap on their plates that they lose the forest for the trees sometimes -- especially teams that don't have a distinct organizational philosophy like the Braves and A's do.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.