Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I understand that no team is perfect and it takes time, tuning, thought, and patience to get the club to its optimum configuration (or as close as possible).
But games count just as much in April as they do in September. So let's not dilly-dally about getting it together.
If there is a reasonable replacement in the minors, let's not waste time on letting sub-replacement level vets get it together (Mr. Milton, I mean you sir).
I completely agree with that. Like I said, part of what an organization should be doing right now is eliminating known problems. There's no reason to invite more trouble than necessary.
I'll toss hitting Alex Gonzalez in the 2-hole on that pile. That's not going to work, guaranteed. The more obvious mistakes a team avoids, the more it will allow luck and individual hot starts to win out in April.