I think most of the restlessness is due to some of the often unprecedented signs of extreme penny pinching. Whether that comes from ownership or Elias, it certainly begs the question if whether they will spend when it is appropriate for a contender. (As far as I can tell the ONLY encouraging sign spending wise is that they are setting new team highs in the international market).
But rumors that uniform coach decisions are being made for cost cutting reasons, furloughs, asking arbitration players to take deferred money - all are concerning. Obviously the pandemic is part of it but we don't hear about the other 29 teams doing some of these things other than the furloughs.
I looked to see my previous thoughts, but I didn't post in this thread.
To me, he has no time limit. He's 100% capable of doing everything that needs to be done. He will operate under the constraints placed upon him by ownership.
I genuinely believe he'll put us in the best position possible under those constraints because he seems to draft and develop well and he's developed the international market. Time will tell how those feathers in his cap mature into the organization, but even if he never signs a good free agent, it looks like he can build a sustainably good franchise.