if you want to make the argument, a 2012 pay roll at the bottom of the division may be a starting point (granted, we'll move into second next year). I still want to see us lock up Zimmermann, but I expect them to try this off season
I look at it as spending money VERY wisely.
Outside of Greinke, is there any FA out there (big money player) who would absolutely, without-a-doubt make our team THAT much better? Including ALR on this, I've expressed my opinion on him so what beat a dead horse. Also going to assume Hamilton is not of interest to us, because he doesn't make sense positionally.
Unless we gear up to really try and sign Greinke, I'm perfectly cool with having a quiet offseason. No need to overpay for Bourn, ALR, hell even Sean Burnett. These, to me, are bit players, and we can do without them.