Originally Posted by BainesHOF
Well, maybe the first move wakes up the team. Maybe the second move stops the nonsense behind the plate. Maybe the moves send a jolt through everyone that they better get their act together or they're next.
Flash back to '83. The Sox traded a popular player in Tony Bernazard when they were floundering. Julio Cruz arrives in return and provides a spark that leads to 99 victories.
My point is you make moves to address problems. You don't just sit back and do absolutely nothing for months. Hahn allowed this season to disintegrate in record time, talking repeatedly about career norms through his paralysis. It's his job to detect problems early before they turn into bigger ones. Anybody can sit back until things unravel completely and then become a junkyard dealer.
Well stated, but this season is about finally having tangible evidence that wholesale changes need to be made.
This is a dying structure that needs to be rebuilt.
There needs to be new clubhouse leadership and an infusion of young talent across the board.
A "jolt" for this roster would have possibly inspired an 83 or 84 win season, a middling draft pick, and a delay on the inevitable destruction of the roster.