Hamlett has money at his disposal with GAM/TAM, has turned down meaningful trade options, gets rid of anyone around him that questions anything he does, offers other teams draft picks for all-star players, has about three agents that he can contact, and has blown meetings with prospective players and their agents.
People who think we're not spending because of Hamlett are pretty much on the same level as flat earthers, in my mind. I'm absolutely baffled as to how anyone could think this is on him.
You have absolutely no idea what is going on behind the scenes, nor do I for the most part but I've seen players that rolled their eyes when he walks away from them, heard from a handful of employees about how terrible he is in everything he does, and have watched him single handedly destroy our academy to the point where former coaches are taking legal action and parents are avoiding us as an option even with our history of success.
Ownership is cheap and we are a feeder club, yes, but Ali Curtis and Jesse Marsch were able to get this club to move forward and press Austria. When Hamlett lost Jesse, he was no longer the puppet and exposed for his incompetence. He is useless.