Originally Posted by Tragg
No doubt about that. It will get worse. When you go into the season with Wise, and his .095 good-clubhouse-chemistry batting average (he should just be released) as your top bench bat, you've given yourself zero room for error.
An impotent farm system, caused mainly by poor drafting and development, is the main culprit. But poor trades (in giving away prospects and in trading for prospects) haven't helped either.
Yet, the person responsible for some of this was promoted. Hahn wasn't given much to work with, and he's only been in the job a very short time, but it's not looking good for him right now. This team was banking on too many things working out, which includes having very little margin for error when it comes to injuries. Too many defensive lapses to go along with Robin still plagued by some inexperienced managing have also been a problem.