This whole situation would make a lot more sense if someone in the Sox org had a strong view that they had some specific solution that would make him a much better player.
Remember like when Walt Hriniak was going to do wonders for Cory Snyder.
The ownership structure is some sort of tax sheltered investment scheme. the passive owners get cut a dividend check at the end of the year and everyone is happy. there is no incentive to "grow the business."