Dominikk85 Posted May 24 Share Posted May 24 (edited) Just a couple years ago the rebuild looked really great and the sox had a top farm System and later a good young core. They also had really solid seasons in 2020 and 2021 but after that it went downhill. But what happened and could it have been avoided? -signing TLR certainly wasn't a good decision even though he won over 90 his first year he seemed mentally/health wise not able to do the job anymore 1) not getting enough depth from the farm System after the "core" graduated certainly was an issue, the sox had a good core but still a depth problem, especially when injuries happened. This probably can be blamed on the front office as player dev, drafting and non Cuban international signings were just bad. Blame on front office: 9/10 2) a lot of core players got injured. I think this one can't be blamed on decisions of the club, Anderson, Robert, moncada, Eloy and giolito are all under 30. Sure now it is apparent they seem to be injury prone but at the time that couldn't have been foreseen and trading them after injury would have meant selling them low for 50 cent on the dollar. Sure grandal and Lynn are older but overall I would say it was mostly bad luck. Blame on front office: 2/10 3) signing bad free agents Some free agent signings actually did work well. I think overall Lynn was a success, even though he might be done now he was excellent his first year and ok his second year. Hendricks also I think was a great get, even if he can't rebound from cancer at 100% that was not foreseeable. Past that it doesn't look good, grandal, bennitendi,encarnacion, pollock, the list of failures is long. However you have to consider that the checkbook of Jerry did limit the front office in the quality of free agents they could target but still even considering they had to take older and slightly washed guys some of the results have been extremely bad. Blame on front office: 6/10 Edited May 24 by Dominikk85 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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