It is all very hush-hush, but they have yet to practice and the team isn't commenting as to why.
An undoubtedly unrelated fact is that the team is not commenting as to whether any individual player has or has not tested positive for the Coronavirus.
You’d need a lot more information. Even so, if it’s a true statement I’d say it’s somewhat meaningful. But it doesn’t really speak loudly about the owners’ overall willingness to spend. Even the best GM’s make less than many players on a team.
He was able to get rid of Brady. He seems to clearly be in charge of Hyde, and he certainly seems to be able to engage in international recruitment, in control of the draft, and free to develop the infrastructures and interdepartmental communication as he chooses. That’s just off the top o’ me head.
We don’t actually know what Elias makes, right? So we really can’t compare them.
Alex Avila holds the EVP title as a first time GM. I’m pretty sure Rizzo did, but now he’s president of baseball ops.
To really make a comparison you need to know if they’re the top person in baseball ops. For example, Jed Hoyer is EVP and GM for the Cubs, but Theo is President of Baseball Ops. Two guys can hold the same title but still have different responsibilities and places in the pecking order.