So, for the umteenth time, either Elias isn't so smart or maybe the Orioles actually like Kjerstad as much or more. If Martin was higher on their board than Kjerstad and they clearly felt he was the better prospect then I disagree with what they did which leads me to the belief that the Orioles simply didn't evaluate Martin as highly as others have.
It's "whom." English pronouns have three (or fewer) forms: subjective, objective, and possessive. If it's not part of a subject, a non-possessive pronoun should be in the objective -- me, her, him, them, whom -- regardless of whether it's the direct object, indirect object or used with a preposition.
They didn't get Bitsko anyway.
If they had convinced him to sign for the 700K saving and went over the allotment they might have snagged one of them.
It certainly doesn't look like he would have refused to sign for slot.
Correct! That's the way I learnt it. But Dr. Phil @Philip should be the authority here and in order to avoid his usual pomposity (kidding kidding!), he abdicated!
Actually according to the "Grammar Police", both answers are correct but technically "whom" is better but no-one says it that way.
Technically, that "whom" is correct because it's the object of the verb. Yet almost no one would say it that way. Does that mean everyone's wrong? No. It means that, when the pronoun's at the beginning of a sentence, even the most formal writing can use "who" as an object.
So the OP should have said, "Whom is to blame?" wtf?