Lots of stuff wrong with this team and trying to crystallize it all into being Jose is ridic. There are a lot worse players son this team. The ONLY reason to trade Jose is because;
1. You can find someone better to spend the money on.
2. His contract is too big.
Guess what... 1. We have a TPE and expiring players and still can't spend the money til year end. Even then we might be hard pressed. 2. You still need 1 to be true for 2 to be true. You wait until teams want to trade in the off season or you have to take on....?
There is no reaosn to trade Jose right now. None... zero. Blame him all you want. Do you want this team to win an extra 2 games... ok who do we get that does that? Do we sacfirice anything for that (negative trade where we trade picks to unload him)? The only way Jose goes somewhere now is if we take on worse players that are expiring. So the team gets WORSE. So all you thinking trading Jose makes us better... it does not. It just makes the tank easier.