I know there has been more than enough discussion on the trade, and this was mentioned already, but I thought this might be worthy of its own discussion (especially since the latest thread has gotten so cumbersome). If not, feel free to delete it.
One general manager, though, isn't impressed with Alderson, calling him "overrated" and saying, "They had a long list of untouchables, and he wasn't on it."
If it's true that they had a long list of untouchables that indicates to me that the Giants weren't desperate to make a trade to satisfy the fanbase and didn't have delusions of grandeur about the current team. It seems that maybe they had a prudent approach to the trade deadline and just simply were not that high on Alderson. Are they correct in their assessment of Alderson? I guess time will tell.