Major League Baseball teams are like ocean liners.
They are big and powerful but not especially nimble. It takes a long time to get them going in the right direction; it usually takes just as long to correct diversions from course.
And so here are your Philadelphia Phillies, trying to bounce back from a .500 season after ripping off five straight division titles. Things in motion tend to stay in motion, and the Phillies momentum is decidedly downward. But throwing his hands in the air and saying, "Well, it was quite a run" is not going to save Ruben Amaro, Jr.'s job or keep people buying tickets to see games at Citizens Bank Park.
Were I him, here is what I would do.