Baalke: 'Jim and I work very well together'
On the first day of the new league year, the 49ers traded for quarterback Blaine Gabbert from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Then, the 49ers acquired former Stanford offensive lineman Jonathan Martin from the Miami Dolphins.
Both moves appeared to have Harbaughâs fingerprints all over them.
âWe talked it through, and we discussed them,â Baalke said of the trades. âWhoâs fingerprints are on it? Itâs really our fingerprints. Itâs not Jimâs. Itâs not mine. Itâs ours. Thatâs how we approach everything. If we feel we can acquire a player thatâs going to make us better and have a chance to make us better, weâre going to talk it through and the decisions are going to be made.
âEveryone is looking for âWhoâs fingerprints are on this trade or this acquisition?â Itâs not like that. Itâs media-driven. These are things that are discussed openly and honestly with no agendas in mind, other than the agenda of getting the 49ers better.â
âJim and I work very well together,â Baalke said. âI think a lot of that is media-driven. A lot of it is speculation. Maybe itâs the desires of others that we donât work well together, but thatâs not the case internally.â