I do think 8 years is an intolerably long time, especially since they have done nothing to suggest they have moved themselves up to the cusp of success. Really, I see a lot of largely wasted time under all of these administrations.
I don't blame the old guard for 2012. RAJ built such a strong 2011 team, which inexplicably fizzled in the playoff season. I would have taken another shot in 2012 if I were in his position. 2013 a lot harder to excuse, and after that.
As I said in another post: Wade acquired and protected the 2008 core and his baseball people developed these talents; Gillick made some bad deals and inexplicable cuts but made the necessary tweaks to get us the 2008 championship including the essential trade for Lidge, RAJ took what he inherited from Gillick and ignored replenishing the farm but considerably strengthened the MLB Phillies -- his teams had multiple shots to win it all, 2009-2011 teams wee all stronger than the 2008 WC team, which was hot at the right time.
My career at a mid-sized Fortune 500 company convinced me of one important thing: a corporation can make quite a few very bad decisions and survive and even flourish if they make just a very few bad decisions. I think the same is true of baseball teams. I could tick off a handful of very bad decisions made by Gillick. He also made several very good decisions and that was enough to get us the WS. What very good decisions have the Phillies made lately. Certainly drafting Nola, I think signing Harper (although that was very expensive) and, if he is re-signed to a reasonable deal, trading for Realmuto. Can't think of any others and, with the possible exception of Nola, none match Gillick's trade for Lidge and signing of Werth.
Now, what can I say positive about MacPhail/Klentak/Kapler? Honestly, not a lot. They have moved slowly and jerkily, creating more churn than change. They have been trend-followers, rather than leaders or serious analytical types who made the absolute most out of what they had. They have been endlessly timid. They don't seem to treat the major league player or minor league prospects as individuals. They can seem very petty. It is easy to take the cynical view that they have deliberately stretched out the change so that they delay the date of their own reckoning. I think they will be able to escape the falling blade for only so long. We've had a lot of top draft picks and largish (not Dodgers' big) international spends, but the talent on the farm, even on the lower levels is more intriguing than inspiring. We have a sub-par farm. We traded our top two prospects to win now. We didn't. At least one poster has asked, basically: why in the world would we want to extend Segura or even pick up his option? I admit, it's a serious question, but also a damning indictment of Klentak.