Originally Posted by blandman
It's time to cut Hahn loose, it's obvious he doesn't have the ability to judge young talent.
Isn't this the same Rick Hahn that just signed Chris Sale to a team friendly long term contract? And I have no problem with the team showing patience with Viciedo. After the fine 2012 season he had, don't the Sox have to show some patience with him? As for Flowers, the Sox seem to know that he is not the answer behind the plate.
I think Rick Hahn knows what he is doing.
Originally Posted by HomeFish
Here's my Monday morning quarterbacking:
The Sox were doomed by their hot July performance in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Had KW dismantled the team at the deadline in any of those years, we would be in a better place today.
You are not that far off. The Sox were buyers in all the seasons you list and maybe didn't make the moves for the future that they could have. But in that regard, the Sox over performed in 2012 and that led to more moves for the present in 2012. The 2012 season perhaps also led the Sox to thinking they were better than they actually are in 2013.