Good Link. Thank you for sharing.
But to answer the question: I think the answer is a resounding "No!"
This team has roughly .500 talent. It's just now seeing an improvement in cash flow. I honestly think the only way this team avoids mediocrity short term and enjoys success long term is through the amateur draft. Every year I look at the Rays and think we could do that. The Diamondbacks are quickly becoming the beauty queen in that regard. These teams are just loaded and before they fire a single shot are already loading up another salvo.
International markets are something the team needs to be involved in. There are good players abroad that can be signed to affordable contracts and develop into sound investments. These bidding wars are an injury catastrophe waiting to happen.
That article stated the following:
The acquisition of Yu Darvish will cost the Rangers just under $18 million per season, considering the six-year pact, the posting fee of $52 million, and the contract of $56 million. This pales in comparison to the average annual salaries in the recent deals for Zack Greinke, Justin Verlander, and Felix Hernandez, whose salaries will average over $25, and there’s an argument that Darvish is better than all three of these pitchers.
I'll give the article Zack Greinke. But I feel better about the Orioles drafting, developing and eventually paying the next Justin Verlander and Felix Hernandez. I am not interested in seeing a guy that has done nothing yet getting big money. That kind of thinking is going to see baseball slip right back into "Who Cares" land again where it was 12 years ago.
This is still primarily an American sport. That is where the elite talent is going to come from. Yes, again good players can be found abroad. The heavy lifting however comes from what is already in place.