While I'm not a huge fan of this, I do like how quick and decisive it was, in terms of setting the tone and direction for the offseason. Let Lowry, Vasquez, and Patterson know that next season is going to be about building on this year's success. That if they stay, they know exactly what to expect. It really does feel for the first time like all our free agents legitimately want to be back, not just saying so to keep their value up. Vasquez and Patterson saying that starting doesn't really matter to them, they're eager to come back and play whatever role the team wants them to play. The coaching staff should lots of get credit for that sort of atmosphere.
There are Xs and Os issues with the team, but I hope that Casey can lean on his assistant coaches a little more to resolve those issues.