If I were the Monforts, I’d hold a press conference. I’d state that both Dan O’Dowd and Clint Hurdle contracts will not be renewed at the end of the year, but that they will continue in their current positions until the end of the season. The search committee has been formed to find a replacement GM and if possible he would be hired and in place before the end of the year, and Dan O’Dowd has agreed to step down at that time.
Would this placate the fans? Would this be enough along the lines of “We see the standings too, and we feel your pain, and we want something different too”? Or would this seem like throwing in the towel for this season? (granted this season IS over, but maybe the FO/ownership needs to pretend there is still a chance)