The Hawks have decided to change management and have elected to put Mark Wickert behind the wheel. The Hawks currently have the 3rd best record in the league sit at 2nd place in the Pacific division, 2-1/2 games behind the Orix Buffaloes. Fukuoka's roster definitely seems to be built around a win now philosophy. The team is incredibly old and their minor league system is one of the worst in the league. Despite their positioning in the playoff race, Wickert has said that he wants to try and unload some of the team's talent to try and bring down their total salary numbers and build a good farm system.This is what the average Hawks player looks like. It's tough to say what the fans will think of this and what kind of moves this might entail. The Hawks fans are pretty used to winning and ownership is pretty demanding, so if things go downhill Wickert could find himself walking out the door about as quickly as he came in.