This is the make-or-break offseason for Dayton Moore.
If the moves he makes don't work, and the team doesn't miraculously win behind them, he's gone, I think.
I'll have to check out Rany's work.
Honestly, if Dayton Moore gets fired, a big part of it will be for stubborn loyalty to two such shitheads as Jeff Francoeur and Luke Hochevar, he deserves whatever he gets.
I've said it before... but mistakes by a GM are fine and to be expected. Moore's problem is that he doesn't cut ties with them soon enough. This season is a perfect opportunity to cut bait with Hochevar. Non-tender him. Bring him back cheap and send him to Omaha, or let someone else make him their problem.
With Francoeur, honestly, the feeling I got from the whole Seitzer firing is that Francoeur's struggles were a big part of the decision (along with Hosmer and Moustakas). Which is a disaster. Jeff Francoeur's struggles should have no bearing on any coach's evaluation.
I also loved Frenchy getting outed by Seitzer as a bad/whining teammate (about his RBI opportunities).
"You gotta love livin', cause dying is a pain in the ass."