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Old 06-18-2013, 08:56 AM
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Hemond was a great GM. He made astute trades. You don't have to just trade a veteran for a minor leaguer and hope it pays off down the road. An astute GM can receive major league talent in return. You improve by receiving more than you give up. If you do that enough, you're back in business. Of course, in order to trade successfully, you have to be a good talent evaluator. The Sox haven't even been able to evaluate talent to have average success in the draft for quite a long time now. That was Williams' downfall more than anything. It was comical to see the organizational promotions of a couple years ago of some people responsible for evaluating talent. They should have been fired.
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