In the list of areas to cast blame, these far outrank Hahn's performance:
JR's organizational philosophy of not investing in the scouting, drafting and player development system, in particular with regards to position players;
Relatedly, our inability to develop quality position players who can hit well in the majors;
Dunn's performance making his contract an albatross;
A legacy of lost trades, such as both Swisher deals, the Teahen deals, etc.
The universe is the practical joke of the General at the expense of the Particular, quoth Frater Perdurabo, and laughed. The disciples nearest him wept, seeing the Universal Sorrow. Others laughed, seeing the Universal Joke. Others wept. Others laughed. Others wept because they couldn't see the Joke, and others laughed lest they should be thought not to see the Joke. But though FRATER laughed openly, he wept secretly; and really he neither laughed nor wept. Nor did he mean what he said.