Teams overpay for home runs, at their peril.
Homers plus great clutch/average hitting in a player? By all means, give him 17+ mil a season.
It didn't work with Albert Belle, Thome was a disaster, and Dunn doesn't scare anyone with the game on the line.
Guys like this are a waste of resources. The '05 team was built on guys with middling contracts, varied skill sets, and something to prove.
The pitching was the focus financially.
This organization can't get out of its own damn way in regards to the power issue. For whatever reason, they cannot bring in players that can hit for power and average.
"Guess what? I bought you a Hawk and DJ bobblehead on ebay. It even says 'Hawk' on Hawk's hat. Isn't that cool."
---My awesome father