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Old 07-08-2013, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Foulke You View Post
Yep. I also don't expect much in the way of announcements either. It's just not in their nature to call press conferences to say "we have a plan and please bear with us". Under the stewardship of KW, the team operates in the shadows. I don't expect this to change under Hahn. The only info you get comes from leaks from other GMs letting the media know they talked to the Sox about a certain guy. The trades and roster moves they make in the next 1 to 6 months will show the fans what direction the franchise is headed, not a catchy marketing phrase like the "Kids Can Play" nor a GM holding a press conference talking about a rebuild.
Agreed. And what if a rebuild isn't in their plans? They can't come out and say, "Dear Sox fans, Here are the players we intend to acquire via trade and during free agency next offseason ... We hope to return to contention next year." That would be ridiculous.

This whole idea that the organization needs to make some sort of announcement of its future direction seems nonsensical to me. Their words mean nothing anyhow. It is their actions and results that count.
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2004: 14-5; 2005: 16-8; 2006: 19-10; 2007: 8-12; 2008: 15-7; 2009: 6-13; 2010: 12-11; 2011: 9-8; 2012: 11-7; 2013: 8-9; 2014: 7-9; 2015: 10-10; 2016: 13-10; 2017: 8-5; 2018: 1-5; Total: 157-129.
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