The changes are (and have been) in a continuous mode. CB gave him some elbow room to work the team out of future lotteries: he gave one player up to save three years and still have the ability to make another playoff run. He will keep Sheed for the eventual payoff. Rip and Tay (especially Rip) need to find themselves with a consistent presence. My wonder is how JD sees the future club in picking some in-fill options. Many bargains in the 3-6 million dollar range (i.e., Carl Landry out of Houston).