There are other issues at work and some of them point to this team having some down seasons . Passing on Chapman was a serious warning shot. Then Cespedes. No excuse for passing on either. It's more then bad scouting and bad player developement. Hal only cares about profits but doesn't ubderstand that putting a exciting team with up and coming players on it makes it a must see. Now not so much.I found last years team a boring watch for the most part and expect more of the same next season. The prospects that could bring excitement are a few years away so get ready to wait and hope.
Right on regarding Chapman and Cespedes--stupid non-moves. Soler, too. And what about that Japanese high-school phenom--are we going to let the Sox take him, too? Maybe Cashman should look over to Baltimore, what with their bringing up the AA player Machado who perfomed better than average down the pennant stretch. Why not, in our case, Heathcott and/or Austin and/or Williams--bringing them up soon would make for your "excitement," even if we have to endure what Hal has bequeathed us: two or three down years, while the Sox ramp up their personnel, and we start resembling the Knicks.