What would I do?
Through a wireless/blogger glitch this didn't get posted whewn the headline went up. You guys did fine without me. Here's my take:
I think a blowup or youth movement may be the way to fix things. A lot of you think the same thing. For that to happen, Walt Jocketty has to agree and sell it to Bob Castellini on it. The only way he'll buy it is if he's convinced it's the fastest way to win.
Given what Castellini said the press conference, I don't think he's going to sign off on blowing off this season for 2009 or '10.
Short term, there's not a lot to do except hope the players play better. Bringing up Jay Bruce to play center, doesn't solve the leadoff problem. (But I'd have Bruce and Homer Bailey here pronto). There's no one to bring up catch. Trading Adam Dunn and/or Ken Griffey Jr. isn't isn't going to bring much in return -- in terms of young players. It would free up money, but there's nothing to spend on right now.
My guess is Jocketty has a plan, he just wants to be very sure of it before he begins to launch it.
I'll expand on the subject for the paper.