George_Foreman wrote:in fairness, david, $/W is only a reasonable assesment of GM performance (sounds like a car commercial, no?) if you're in a system where teams have at least a somewhat similar amount of cash to spend. In the case of the yankees, they can afford to over-pay quite a bit in order to bring in the premium talent. it's the reason that, say, arod would be a horrible signing for the Rangers but is a good one for the yanks: while he isn't as "efficient" a signing, the yankee's don't need to be efficient.
don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean the yankee's arn't full of unarguably "bad" contracts (brown... ), it just means that their GM is measured by a different yardstick than other ones, and rightfully so.
Exactly, this is the point I was trying to make.