Not gonna bother defending Dolan, but I maintain the CLEFO is still one of the better ones in baseball.
They tried to trade Kluber (Dolan would have loved to cut his salary) but they didn't get the package they wanted. Hindsight 20/20, but if they traded Kluber , we'd be making threads complaining about trading one of the franchise's best pitchers ever.
They replaced Edwin with Santana who is younger and has a higher wRC right now. They got Bauers to fill in for Alonso and got a decent return for Gomes. Found some decent players off the scrap heap in Wittgren and Cargo. I'm sure they wished they could have kept the players they lost, but it's not their fault Dolan wants to cut payroll.
As for this season, they just have to hang in there and hope for the best. Tito's teams don't start off great, but they round into form in the second half. Minnesota is a young team with a rookie manager in Baldelli and I'm not sold that they're for real yet.