Originally Posted by MWM
What more evidence do you need other than the lack of a decent pitching staff? Or even the acquisition of anything that even slightly resembles a high potential pitcher.
Now you're talking about acumen. The jury is still out on that, but the early returns are not good. That I'll grant. M2 seemed to be saying that DanO is shrugging his shoulders with a defeatist attitude, at least that is what I read. I do not agree with that assessment. I see someone trying to work with the resources he has with limited success thus far.
Honestly, I still think that there are unrealistic expectations as to how easily one can overhaul a pitching staff, from the majors to the minors. That does not excuse last year's disaster or give any one a free pass. The obvious band-aid would be to acquire at least one significant free agent last season and this season. DanO went the "draft and develop" direction, and has sprinkled in a few deals that brought in slightly better prospects from other organizations than we had when he got here, e.g. Elizardo, Hancock, Bubba and Bong. You seem to be looking for dramatic and drastic.