You can try to compete and rebuild at the same time.
one might argue that they were so bad, the whole
team needed to be blown up; one forgets they
got so bad because they got rid of just about
all the good players. Attendance has declined
every year for years now and is going to hit bottom
this year. For a team with such deep tradition,
it is very sad. There is money from revenue sharing
and contracts gotten rid of. Don't tell me it is all
going into the new technology. Money is going into
the owners' pockets ; that is where most is going.
As a Brewer fan, I can say that hiring a young, progressive, analytically minded GM from Huston was probably a fantastic move. Bringing in Elias definitely makes this a successful offseason for them.