While many people are quick to point a finger at Farhan Zaidi for failing to sign Aaron Judge at the winter meetings, Bob Myers says, ‘Not so fast.’
The Warriors president of basketball operations/general manager joined 95.7 The Game’s “Steiny & Guru” Wednesday to discuss the process of trying to recruit a big star, like Golden State was successfully able to do in the summer of 2016 with Kevin Durant.
“I don’t put any blame on those guys at all,” Myers said of the Giants front office. “It’s so hard to do these things. It’s so hard. Our market has been so fortunate, with the Giants winning and us winning. We’re a pretty entitled market, really, and that’s fine. I love it. I grew up in the Bay Area, I love the winning. But getting players, premier players, is extremely difficult. I don’t really blame them.”
Myers said he understands the winner-take-all mentality that sports fans have towards free agency, too.
“When you’re in the position (GM) of trying to get a player… all people care about is if you get a guy or not,” Myers said. “If you don’t, they’re pissed. If you do, they’re happy.”