I guess I just disagree with that. I think the Harper injury makes a SP upgrade more worthy of consideration, because you can never have enough, but the off-season plan seemed to be, spend big on a SS, get one medium and one high-end bullpen piece, and sign a #5 caliber SP to a one-year deal while expecting Painter step in and Falter to contribute. Of course that's also what Dombrowski has said publicly. Actions will speak louder.
I agree that Eflin is not plainly a #3 caliber starter, but the contract is. They will have to give out a three-year deal or kiss $18-20 million if they want someone as good or better (and a lot more if better means Rodon or Verlander). If they do that, that says they didn't think Eflin was worth it. If they don't and just bring back Thor or some other one year $10 million guy (what Matt Boyd just got, apparently to star again), that says they weren't swimming in that pool regardless of whether you think Eflin is in it.