Some of you are going to hate this thread...Call it second guessing. That's fine. Just skip over it.
That's what it would have taken to put this team over the cardinals and into the playoffs.
Lots of moves to be critical of, but how many of them would have accounted for four games?
The trade? That's a big one. Would the trade have made four games up?
Keeping Dave Williams on the 40 man roster letting him heal and giving him a couple of late season starts?
Not cutting Josh Hancock to prove a point. Talk abut shooting yourself in the foot. In retrospect 70 league average innings out of somebody in this bullpen might have been huge.
Homer. Back in July they could have brought Homer up and givin him 30 or so innings. Yeah, you're screwin with your best prospect, but the prize would have been to get into the playoffs.
Resting Dunn. If Adam Dunn had taken some rest earlier in the season is it possible that he would not have pulled his vanishing act at the end of the year?
Those are the ones that come to mind. The two big ones that I think probably do make up 4 games would have been the trade and Hancock. Of course, in all liklihood if they had Hancock around, he would have started the season off the 40 man roster and they would not have had him on the staff till it was too late.