We only NEED need a SS and a starting pitcher or two. On one year or 1 and an option contracts. On a team that is expected to have a losing season. Elias kind of needs to leave holes to have room to give a few prospects a chance.
I don't think the offseason is going good or bad, it's just as expected. Elias has said FAs are more likely than trades, and he's not going to spend much money, so of course we're waiting for the leftovers.
Unless they can entice a SS at that contract (before they're all gone...) You know Mike loves his D up the middle.