It really is the second year in a row they seemed to just acquire people based on what was available cheap instead of what they might actually need, and also the second year in a row they've paid lip service to defense (claiming Kingery was better than Crawford at SS, refusing to play Williams in CF) before just giving up on it (acquiring Cabrera last year, playing Cutch and now Dickerson in CF). Also they pay lip service to versatility but keep adding guys whose only true position is LF.
Not sure any reliever, prorated for two months, adds even 1/4 of a win though.
Offense has been the big flaw lately though, at least getting Bruce back and adding Dickerson does give you a respectable 1-8. If they do anything with it.
The thing that Athletic article doesn't really address is, just how important is to keep both Miller and Rodriguez on this team? Even if you lost one on waivers and another got hurt, you could always call up Gosselin (or Franco which would free up Kingery again).
Also weird they have Logan Morrison. He wouldn't be able to replace Brad Miller either.