Got it. Sorry for misunderstanding.
Yes, most clubs have one or two or three (or more) deals that have not worked out very well.
Kimbrel is a nightmare for the Cubs.
The Reds spent big and doubled down at the trade deadline, and they're 5.5 games back.
Ozuna's having a good season and the lack of thump in the lineup, and the cheap deal the Braves secured Ozuna's pop with, does raise questions of if the Cardinals should have done more to pursue him. Those questions were asked at the time. We repeatedly asked front office and management about going into this season with so much uncertainty in the lineup, especially in the outfield.
Munoz has played in six games. Arozarena has played in seven. Let's not get too carried away there.
Yes, Wheeler was in play for the Cardinals, but the ask was O'Neill or Bader AND additional prospects, and Wheeler would have been a rental at that time.
I realize Tampa is a trendy favorite, but they haven't won anything, and that still is the point, at least I think.
The Dodgers can tell you better than anyone that winning a World Series is harder than it looks.