I'm not sure if not making the moves they made really would put them in a much better position. Sure, they would still have younger players in Crawford and Alfero who might still help. The biggest lost cost from the rebuild likely is Sixto, but really, none of the players traded are a sure thing. But yes, the change of course did not work and they end up essentially with the same result as 2018.
The firing of the pitching coach to keep from losing the assistant pitching coach clearly was a failure, at least for this season. Frankly, I have little confidence in the entire baseball front office. Results matter, and the results are in. The GM, the manager, and the coaches have to receive a failing grade for this season.
Yet here I remain a Phillies phan and will follow the off season moves with anticipation of renewed hope for next season. Clearly, injuries were higher this season than I can recall ever in the years I have been following the Phillies, and the injuries did hurt. But regardless, the season was a disappointment. Whoever survives to be in charge for next season must produce more wins next season. Eight seasons without a winning season is not acceptable and any rebuild should not take this long.
I'm too old to change teams now, so please Phillies, let's get things together and give us a championship.