Last year he received consideration for Manager of the Year. Now he's considered the problem, rather than the solution.
Robin came in cold. He had absolutely no managerial experience on any level, with the exception of being a batting specialist/coach on a local high school team.
Take a look at the players Williams and now Hahn have put around him. That pathetic display of baseball last night at the Cell vs. Cleveland hammered home a simple fact: this is a lousy baseball team. Not even the guru, Don Cooper, can wave his magic wand and makes things better. The pitching staff is in shambles. Santiago and Quintana are appearing more and more to be flashes in the pan, suspects as opposed to prospects.
Fire Ventura? Yea, this team may actually respond for a week or two. And then they will flounder right back where they were before.
Bring back the Blizzard of Oz? This is not the answer.
The farm system is a mess thanks to the mismanagement of Williams and company for the past decade. There are no prospects the Sox can look forward to in a year or two. Nothing.
I suppose the painful answer is a complete rebuilding project, similar to what's happening on the other side of town. Bringing in more retreads is not the answer anymore. We've seen enough of guys like Adam Dunn.
Ventura may just walk at the end of the season and decide this just isn't worth it anymore. He's not a quitter. But he doesn't need the money either. And he doesn't have a huge ego that needs to be caressed daily, like his predecessor.
Fire him? I have a hard time identifying Ventura as the main problem. He got too much credit last season when we overperformed. He's getting too much blame this season as this team continues to sink.
Getting rid of Ventura, or anyone on the coaching staff for that matter, would be placing blame in the wrong place, IMO.