Re: Are most GMs just not really very smart?
Originally Posted by GAC
But the fact of the matter is, and IMHO..... the dumbest GM is still far smarter and more experienced on how the operation of a franchise works, then the average fan who is saying he is stupid.
I agree except there are obviously some dumb GMs out there. Someone that signs Gary Matthews Jr. for $50 million is obviously not real bright. I actually think some guys are worth a lot of money and have no problem with the contracts they are given but this contract is absurd. Even A-Rod's contract can be justified in my opinion. He is a star and stars bring in a lot of money so they should be paid. A guy like Gary Matthews' production can be replaced with someone for a lot cheaper than $50 million. Maybe GMs spend foolishly because it isn't their money that they are spending.
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