Originally Posted by TRF
As for where was he? how about completely rebuilding the 25 man roster. WK's hill to climb was MUCH steeper than Walt's.
One last question...if you had to completely rebuild a 25 man roster, would you really spend the money that he did in the short term? Rebuilding a 25 man roster will set a team back more than a few years. The last thing I would do is spend $50MM on two pitchers nearing their 30s and $46MM to a mid 30s closer. Rebuilding a 25 man roster should push your target date out 5 years...the guys I mention above would all be gone by the time those 5 years are over. Think about that.
Again, I'm not criticising the moves per se, more the philosophy.