I think the Olsen trade was brilliant, and this move by itself makes our off season a success. Naanee has the potential to be a sold number 2, but it wouldn't surprise me if LaFell or Pilares stepped up.
All in all, it appears at this point (w/exceptions of guys discussed above), our team's success will hinge on guys already on the roster and recent players drafted. Seems like a lot of the guys we grabbed through free agency will increase our depth, rather than define our team (except for Olsen trade).
I want to reiterate, I am not saying that our free agency was not a success. Actually, I think we did pretty dang good. However, I think fans often put to much stock into free agency when at the end of the day players already on our team previously will likely have the biggest impact. I thought our team to begin with was a lot better than people were giving us credit and I didn't think we had as many holes as others thought.
Edited by jtm, 17 August 2011 - 08:23 AM.