I heard on an NPR news broadcast that professional sports franchises can take factors other than their own profit into account when it comes to trading players.
The St. Louis Cardinals traded Outfielder Stephen Piscotty to the Oakland Athletics so he could be nearer his mom, who was just recently diagnosed with ALS – Lou Gehrig’s disease. https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/12/14/cardinals-trade-stephen-piscotty-athletics-close-mom-als
How heartening is that to hear in today’s day and age?
It’s nice to be reminded that humans truly are in charge of big organizations and decisions can absolutely be made with compassion and care.