Team A trades a pitcher to Team B without disclosing to Team B that their medical staff had administered a cortisone shot to said pitcher due to shoulder problems that had been plaguing him since the World Baseball Classic.
Is Team A responsible for the disclosure of medical records pertaining to a player before he's traded?
Is Team B responsible for asking for those records?
How much of a burden of responsibility rests with the pitcher to tell Team B he's being treated for shoulder problems?
Before the GM of Team B (Wayne Krivsky) gets convicted in the court of public opinion, stop to consider the role of Team A's GM (Jim Bowden) and the pitcher (Gary Majewski) in this situation.
Bowden's reputation has long been soured throughout baseball. Majewski admitted his ailment to the Reds only after the urging of his fiancee. Krivsky is none too pleased with any of it.
No question, Krivsky and the Reds got fleeced. But, the question remains: was it their fault?