This last part is why they do one year deals for Kluber and whatnot. I think this is exactly their plan. We just aren't at the final phase.This is what a team looks like in the middle of a rebuild - some exciting prospects, some solid veterans, and then a bunch of flotsam mixed in.
It’s not a bad strategy - Bloom has all the good players locked up long term, more or less, and can basically just see which of the other players hit and which we can let go or trade without much financial harm.
They still need to bring in some more high-end talent, particularly on the pitching side of things, but theoretically you can see this team in the mix and competing for the second or third wild card (there is no way they compete for the division, IMO). But that’s where I thought they’d be at the end of last year, so I voted about the same.