I just finished the Boswell column and I'm almost nauseous. There are so many things wrong, almost offensive, in it.
My feelings about Boswell are mixed but this line of thinking is incredibly ill-conceived, stupid even. Do nothing and you'll end up where you were last year. Correction, it's not do nothing, it's do less. Have a lesser roster and you end up where you were last season. Replace Jackson with a "back of the rotation starter". "Grab a lefty reliever" to replace Burnett and Gonzalez. There are about 10 of them, Boswell says.
Aside from the fact that just picking up scraps is going to make the roster weaker, other teams are getting better. MOST other teams are getting better or at least they're trying to get better.
This is incredibly bad, Loriaesque, almost.