Sometimes I think that the state of our pitching (5.10 ERA, last in AL) has diverted attention from the fact that our offense is not even close to good. Here's where we stand in the AL right now:
Runs scored - 10th
On-base percentage - 12th
OPS - 9th
Rebuilding for 2018 would mean adding 3 dependable starters (2 if Gausman has a comeback year) and several offensive upgrades. If DD or anyone else can pull that off by trading a couple of relievers (plus Smith and Castillo) and signing free agents, they will have done a masterful job.