The franchise doesn't need to have a "face" right now. It's just a decent group of players.
That's what I'm getting at, though. They are not a decent group of players. We have at least three guys who are or have been in the top 5 players at their position in baseball for multiple years. These guys are awesome baseball players in their own right. We just lost the best baseball player maybe in history, haven't made a single transaction this offseason, and we're still likely the odds on favorite to win the NL Central next year.
What you are saying would be like suggesting that Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw are just a decent group of players for the Dodgers because they haven't transcended the sport yet. I just don't think we should undersell or under-appreciate what we have around here. We have a strong, highly-talented, elite-level core group of players who are surrounded by other guys who, imo, are a "decent group of players".
Q: What year is it?
A: Ty Wigginton