I kind of get the feeling that Gettleman sees this as a transitional year. Get rid of some bad veteran contracts, try to add some young talent via the draft, see what we can do on the field with what we have and if we don't make the playoffs, clean out the coaching staff and start fresh.
YES! I agree!!!
It's a new era. Sure, it seem like Gman likes Chico, but Chico is pretty much a lame duck coach like it or not. Gettleman is ridding bad contracts (Gross may be next) and will build this team for the future. He's not building this team for this upcoming season. If we end up making the playoffs, good but if we don't that's the plan. The goal is the future. If Chico can win with the pieces Gettleman gives him, he get to stay. If not, too bad.
This team is two more drafts away from being a contender.