If he does, I'm more than happy to admit he had a really good plan all along and that I was wrong. Nothing in Bloom's tenure has suggested that he's going to make that kind of trade to me. If you can think of a deal where he moved prospects to acquire a core piece with multiple years of control, let me know. I honestly am just thinking off the top of my head and cannot think of one.
To be clear, I'm not in any way, shape or form saying that he doesn't have a plan. I agree with @moondog80
and others that "the plan" is not to sign any long term mega contracts, to wait on the kids to come up and try to sneak your way into the playoffs in the meantime. That's a plan. Bloom is executing his plan and I don't question that. Its why in the "front office poll" I specified that my vote 20% vote "the plan isn't working" to mean that there is a plan, I don't think it's working and I don't think the way they're going about it will work, and I have much closer to 0% confidence in Bloom to turn this around than 20%, but that wasn't an option.
Again, he absolutely has a plan. I think that "plan" will be something like getting SegurAndrus, putting Story at the other MI position and having Christian Arroyo as your back up plan. Which would actually be fine to me if we'd replaced Bogaerts bat somewhere else on the diamond AND re-signed Devers. There is no rule that says "your short stop must be a middle of the line up hitter"; heck, we won 3 of our 4 World Series titles like that. Again, "it's not even Christmas" and I get that, but we haven't replaced the middle of the order bat that Bogaerts represented AND we haven't re-signed Devers, and I don't think we will do either of those things.
Let me ask a question, those whom keep saying "it's early in the off-season", do you really believe that Bloom is going to acquire a core middle of the line up bat "later in the off-season" that we can build around to replace Bogaerts as our 2nd best offensive player? For me, the answer is a resounding no.