Maybe the Indians’ deep thinkers finally had it up to here after the club lost 94 games in 2012.

The Tribe has been none too successful under the ownership of Larry Dolan and his son Paul, well-meaning as they are. Really, they are.

But money has always been an issue, and it showed in the quality of the rosters that general managers Mark Shapiro (now club president) and Chris Antonetti put on the field. How so? During the past 11 seasons, the Indians have posted plus-.500 records only twice but have lost 90 or more games four times, including three of the past four years.

The offseason that ends when spring training begins Monday in Goodyear, Ariz., brought major moves that involved expenditures to bring in Nick Swisher ($11 million in 2013), Brett Myers ($7 million), Mark Reynolds ($6 million), Drew Stubbs ($2.8 million) and less costly additions Mike Aviles and Matt Albers.

Even with the relative extravagance displayed by CEO Paul Dolan and Antonetti, the payroll for 2013 probably won’t come in at much more than $68 million and it might not reach that high. Last year, the Tribe began the season with a 25-man payroll of $65 million.