I could take the non-action better, if the front office, either directly or through the press, let fans know what the game plan is. Even with the spurt of RedsFest publicity, there has been no real communication from the FO.
I can just hear the responses. What do you want them to do, publicize their strategy? Isn't that bad for making deals?
I'm not suggesting that the Reds reveal their specific plans. But they are conveying the impression either that they have no plan, or their plan is to just pick up some inexpensive pieces and "compete" for fourth place.
Would it be so terrible to say something like: "We are working on a number of player transactions that will please Reds fans, but probably won't develop for a few weeks." Or, "we are being very cautious in this market because we don't want to sacrifice either financial flexibility or mortgage the future." Or, "we had some plans but, after exploring them fully, the transactions wouldn't have helped our club. We are still looking at several player moves but won't make deals unless they help the team."
Aren't devoted fans entitled to some general statement of what the team is doing?