Re: The Lost Decade
End of the losing has to come with some honest evaluation of the talent. Adam Dunn is definitely not the problem. Handing out long term contracts, even to the greatest players, is a problem because you lose flexibility; everything has to be organized around your long-term guys. The last GM was a significant part of the problem, but now at least somebody with a legitimate record of success is on board. The talent is not as good as many think, even the young ones. The best talent--by far--was traded away. time to start facing up. 90 losses this year, maybe we can get that down to 85 by next. Contention is several years away.