If we wanted a total rebuild, we'd be dealing Sale, Reed, Quintana and Santiago to pull prospects in here. We're not.
That said, I hope that our main idea behind dealing Peavy, Rios, Alexei, maybe Danks isn't just to clear salary to bring in another group of free agents. We need to have some young players out of our farm in this lineup in 2 years.
As for who's running the operation, I assume Hahn has full control, but he may not. Heck, I suspect that Ventura is Cooper's beard in some respects re managing this team as well. Cooper, by all accounts a good coach, is also Kenny's man. That's going to make getting rid of Ventura and bringing in a real professional staff further challenging.