There's really not a whole lot the Lerners can do at this point with the hole they've dug themselves into. They can't really offer prospects for FAs because the farm system only just reached "middle-of-the-pack" status--we don't have enough to throw the good ones away. They can offer money to FAs, and have--but they can only do so much and the FAs still have to agree. I'm not saying this to excuse them for the wasted previous five or six years where they could have done something about it, just pointing out that right now, there's very little they can do. Getting Morse more at-bats and moving him to first base is a good start, but there aren't a whole lot of other players in the minors right now who are ready to immediately contribute at the major league level. Marrero, Pea****, maybe a few others might be better than some of the players we have now, but bringing them up at this point could also disrupt their development. Certainly, there's no one around who can replace the near best-in-the-majors production expected out of Zimm and Stras.
So are the Lerners, Rizzo, and Riggleman doing some things wrong? Yes. Do they deserve our vitriol? Probably. Is there any realistic way that any of us, if we simply swapped roles at this instant, could do much of anything useful other than DFA Stairs and start planning for the draft? Probably not.