Originally Posted by gobears1987
I don't think this team even believes they will be going for it this season. If they did believe they were at that point, they would've canned Robin and brought in a real manager.
I loved Robin the player, but Robin the manager is a joke.
I'll be happy when he's gone after this year though as it will symbolize a new era where I expect a rebuilt Sox team to compete. Hahn deserves a solid A for this offseason. He was really left a mess and he's done something positive with it.
I like the direction they're headed. I don't think the Sox are any worse off now or in the near future than the Twins, Royals, or Indians. And I think the Tigers window as a contender is a relatively short one. In a couple years, I think we should be set up well to be a contender, at least in the division. Sometimes, like 2000, things just come together right earlier than is expected. I think that can happen in 2014, though I certainly do not expect it.