To all the people who are PMSing on this depth/short-term signing, feel free to lament over the long list of top flight LTs available in FA this year.
If he ends up being our LT, then we're in trouble, not because the GM didn't throw exorbitant money at overpriced and underwhelming options, but because our needs and the quality of the FA market for those needs didn't jive up this year. Sometimes poo happens.
I peer review about 1 or 2 papers a month, and let's just say science articles get passed around like hot potatoes more than people would think. There is indeed a good bit of bias in the system but that's never going to possible to erase.
Now I have to go get one of my postdocs to finish up an abstract I have to present next week.