FloydBannister1983 Posted May 24 Share Posted May 24 7 hours ago, Dominikk85 said: 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 It is simple. It happened because they let the kid that drove the car into the ditch drive the tow truck as well. It was an inevitable failure from that point on. There were people here, especially a moderator who has been strangely silent for month, that attacked me, and plenty of others, for not believing in Hahnsight. It could have been avoided. They could have just looked up north and said: 1) new front office, 2) serious manager, 3) serious farm system. Instead they kept the clown show front office, killing the rebuild in the womb. They proceeded to hire the trash thrown out on the North Side, a senile old drunk, and this doofus from Kansas City whose own team had no interest in him. If I sound bitter I am because there were a lot of smarmy smartest guy in the room types around here (and especially at WSI) that attacked anybody waving warning flags. Now they don’t want to sleep in the bed they crapped all over. 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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