Their farm system blows and the GM did a poor job of supplying the pitching needed to be a winner.
Lastly, their obsession with analytics is hurting them.
I thought Middleton was taking so long because he was removing all three.
IMO, at least the GM should go too.
Their obsession with analytics isn't the problem, the problem is probably with their analytics people. EVERYONE in baseball has embraced analytics. But, like with everything, if you don't have good people to evaluate it--and your coaching staff doesn't utilize the info correctly--bad things happen.
Analytics has been used for decades. Some do it right, some do it like complete idiots. We're #2.
Our pitching staff overall was very similar stat-wise to our '07 team which made the playoffs. Our lineup has more than enough talent to win 90+ games, with the players we've added. No excuses at all for Gabe. He was absolutely horrible.