People talk about putting all kinds of money trying to get a big name free agent (which we're not going to outbid the big market teams for.) At this point I hope that mangement sets goals for next year based on building a remotely decent bench and getting players who can actually play defense effectively. I rather sink millions in 4 or 5 solid players, rather than having guys like Patterson, Andy Phillips, and Javier Valentine on the bench. It's pretty disturbing how horrible our "reserve" players have been, and how often they've started. Our defense speaks for itself. Forget the Sabathia pipe dream, next year a focus should be on depth and defensive depth.