one crazy part about Hahn compared to KW is also how much money of JRs he's been allowed to waste in DFA. From Keppinger onward, there has been this thought the sox would hang onto guys just out of prudence, but he's had to go to his boss to cut (from my memory) some pretty big numbers in Keuchel, Keppinger, Eaton, and I know there have been more.
I remember in 2017 when this all kicked off hoping hahn would have learned the lesson on paying for depth pieces and the waste of money that was. But they can't help themselves. I thought having to waste $4 mill on emilio bonifacio when Sanchez outplayed him easily on $800k would have been some sort of revelation on paying for replacement players, but then they signed Leury for a 3 ... year...deal when they had Romy at that point on the way and Mendick. Both showed they could match negative value for free (this is all aside from the fact that we hoped they would, like, actually focus on building a farm but instead had hostetler try and just hack the farm by only drafting fat college players with advanced approaches).
He's so clearly hamstrung on some of the splash deals that could cover up his mistakes that it obscures how many mistakes he makes and how much more budget runway he'd have if he could just stop wasting money on depth.
Just where he is healthwise, I think if any other team started talking about trading hendriks it would be seen as somewhat savvy. But it's so obviously that hahn so bloated that bullpen in contracts they are trying to redistribute.