- Mission Statement, Executive Summary, and Strategy Outline
- Great Team Defense
- Great Defense Up the Middle
- Great Starting Rotation
- At Least 2 Aces, If Not More
- Good Bullpen
- Great Closer
- High K/9 Pitching Staff
- Good Enough Offense
- Good Enough Offense Example
- Team Built With Speed
- Draft Philosophy and Strategy
- The Phoenix Strategy of Rebuilding (tm)
Another impetus is that there are commenters who come on here acting like they know how to run a baseball team, particularly with their comments about Sabean, but really, it is all hot air unless you have a plan and a vision for how a team should be built. And the plan and visions should be more than just "get the best lineup and pitching staff in the majors" because that is not realistic, even the Yankees haven't been able to buy the best lineup and pitching staff in the majors (though they are coming close to it).
This will be a living document, as I will probably post again to this series when the muse (and insight) hits me, though I probably won't be modifying the existing posts, I will probably just post an update in real time but change the link to the updated post.