In regards to making the playoffs in 2008, things would have and should have looked much differently if TCQ didn't punch his bat and if Crede would have stayed healthy. Then we would have been a legitimate contender. Unfortunately those injuries did occur and we were doomed.
When facing any difficult problem sometimes you need to attack it from a different perspective. And this is what the organization has failed to do in my opinion. Nothing can change if no action is ever taken. So something has to give. Whatever the "philosophy" is they need to commit to something. You can always adjust one way or another but you have to at least start. So I hope the Sox don't continue to spin their wheels but instead take some meaningful action.