Coaches and general managers spend countless offseason hours trying to nail down their rosters, set their rotations and devise the perfect schemes or game plans. But the most successful franchises are not afraid to make in-season adjustments at the risk of disrupting team chemistry.
Too many teams sabotage their seasons by refusing to bench a struggling starter or failing to make adjustments to an ineffective system. Coaches and GM’s, frankly, hate to admit that they made a mistake, but that stubbornness can eventually cost them their jobs.
Here are 10 teams that bucked tradition and swallowed their pride in an attempt to turn their seasons around. These bold, in-season moves did not always pay off, but the organizations deserve respect for throwing caution to the wind and risking public scrutiny.