"But this Kotalik thing is hanging like a dark cloud. In a rather stunning development, the MSM, bloggers, and commenters seem to be unanimous that acquiring Ales Kotalik makes no goddamn sense whatsoever."
...neither was giving him a limited no-trade clause, but that's your problem now.
...how can Sather be so bad at signing free agents and so good at fleecing other GM's into taking on his mistakes? (See this trade and Gomez trade).
Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy has more on the trade.