Re: Moves to make to field championship team
Albert Einstein's definition of insanity = Doing the same thing over and over (and over) again and expecting different results.
If they give us the same lineup and the same rotation, and the same bullpen, we should expect the same results. Its the job of the GM to look at making the team either better immediately, or in the long run, every year.
Example 1 - I love the Bailey fire, but if he has no interest in signing long term, then he is a potential trade chip since he is beyond club control in 1 year. Can't lose him and get nothing.
Example 2 - Chapman is under utilized. Trade him or move him to rotation. I have no faith that he can be moved to the rotation ( see definition of insanity)
#3 - Keep Hamilton - not everyone goes, its not a fire sale. He is not to be traded. Same with Bruce.
Obviously the GM office has a microscope on all positions and I have pretty good faith in their judgement, they have earned it, for the most part. I'd keep all the cheap, young talent, and Votto.
Pete Campbell: A man like you I'd follow into combat blindfolded, and I wouldn't be the first. Am I right, buddy?
Don Draper: Let's take it a little slower. I don't want to wake up pregnant.