But, not signing Scott Hairston or Cody Ross this offseason isn't the tell tail sign of this team not having winning as the main goal (especially when both guys are asking for 3 years).
I agree though...they need to spend eventually and if they don't I will be pissed.
However, I just don't think this is the right time nor do I think the right players are out there for us to sign.
The 2014 offseason will in all likely hood be the offseason where we get an idea of what direction this team is heading in...and if that direction is a path toward long term competitiveness...spending will be a part of the equation...not for stop gaps like Ross or Hairston, but for players that can make a serious impact in the short term as well as the long term.
The only thing worse than not spending any money in free agency is spending money on the wrong players at the wrong time for the wrong deals.
During the 2014 offseason, their will be plenty of legitimate options out there. I'll make my conclusions then, but for now, I am happy with the young talent that has been acquired and is on the horizon.
This is a step in the right direction. Will they make the next step? I don't know...I can't answer that right now.