Well I definitely think it's fully the responsibility of the GM. That's your job is to figure these guys out and decide who you want to bank on. I don't care if a guy has off the field problems or not, but a guy on my team that I vouch for is going to succeed or I'm not going to bring him on the team in the first place. A GM needs to have that attitude and then figure it out, one way or another, how they can be sure of themselves and their choices. Everybody has their different methods and I don't care what method is used, but at the end of the day it's the GM's job to figure out who can add value to this team and how they can do that and to make it happen. We didn't do that with MANY of these players, which means a mistake was made at the GM level at some point in time regardless of where and when and what that mistake was.
But you can't look at one year's worth of arrests and say that there is something in the water, it's just not a big enough sample size to draw a conclusion such that we are drafting bad apples for some specific reason. There just isn't a qualified amount of data where you could state that with high certainty.
To me the biggest cause of this is a failure at our philosophical strategy at the roots, and that indirectly creates opportunities for these inefficient experiences with so many players. In other words, that's Mayhew's bad, ALL of it, except for any blame that could go to the guy that hired him. He's just not a good GM, despite being one of the better GMs in this league.