If JB is deemed the signing that puts you over the top, then sure you entertain the idea. If they didn't see EE as "that guy" they're not going to see Bautista as "that guy". "That guy" will taking the mound every five days. I agree with those who say there should be enough offense here. Yes Ortiz is gone, but you're not likely to find anyone who puts up those numbers this off season so it's likely the offense was already going to take a dip this season. With the exception of Ortiz, the offense remains the same. Will everyone else hit at the same level this season? Perhaps not, but we have to hope that a healthy and more fit Sandoval gives us more offensively than we got from 3rd base last year and a full season of Benintendi and Young in the outfield give us more than we got for most of the season out of LF. I'm also hopeful that Holt not being pressed into everyday service benefits him at the plate and that the DH slot can be used to give guys a partial day off from time to time. Catcher is probably still a bit of a crap shoot offensively, but as long as you can avoid a black hole in the bottom 3rd of the order, you can afford that. It is a bit unrealistic to expect 1-9 to be elite.