So what is management’s goal for 2009? I have not heard or have missed the familiar "we expect to compete for the central division in 2009" from Shapiro. The cupboard is being restocked as we speak - which is exciting, but save several impact players all emerging from the minors at the same time, and 2008 second-half breakthroughs by Marte, Caberra, Garko, Gut, and a starting pitcher, it looks like we will not be in contention again until 2010. Is this the general expectation or am I missing something.
If that is the expectation, how many more players become trade bait by Thursday in order to build the core for 2010 and beyond?