Originally Posted by Crestani
Has it ever occured to you that maybe he has tried, but other GM's don't want any of our crap...!!! Our pitching staff is young and they have enough talent there but Hahn would be foolish at this point to part with anyone except Peavy. The regulars on the other hand, don't really have any value sans Rios...!!!
Yeah, that's the thing. It's hard to make an astute trade in May, especially when you're dealing from a position of weakness. You've got a roster full of guys who are going bad, many of whom are high-priced. Who the hell is going to want that? On top of that, rival GMs are gonna know that you're trying to "shake 'em up," and they'll use that as leverage against you in any deal.
I'm not saying it's impossible to make a good trade in May, but it is difficult. So, I don't blame Hahn for not pulling the trigger on an in-season trade to this point.
That said, it was a quiet offseason for the Sox. Too quiet, in fact. I would not disagree with any poster who wants to criticize Hahn for his inactivity prior to the start of this season. It's clear holes at C and 3B were not adequately addressed. That, in combination with underperformance from several veterans has caused this season to swirl down the toilet quickly.