We can blame Dusty all we want for horrible lineup cards and such, but lets be honost, he can only work with what Walt gives him. Well we are almost at 80 games in and Walt has not done a very good job. Yes we have had some injuries to SP so I am willing to give the SP position a bit of a pass.
However it is perfectly clear that the choices Walt has made for 3rd/SS and LF are not working out. So....what do you do? Well you can continue to "hope and pray" that "maybe" Rolen will find the fountain of youth, that Gomes will get hot again for 2 months and Janish will learn how to hit.
You can cut your losses, DFA Gomes and Edgar and bring up some of the young talent at AAA and give them the rest of the season to either shine or confirm you need to look outside the organization in the offseason for improvments in that area....
You can cut your losses, see what is available on the trade market, relize you are going to have to give up some of your young players and go make a deal.
So Walt what will it be? We can blame Dusty all we want, but right now the burden falls on the shoulders of Walt...