I think I'm in the camp of why bother with a TAM striker. White when he was healthy put up really solid numbers. Between him and Barlow, we should get solid performance up there.
The best teams in MLS spend big on strikers because a great finisher can paper over a lot of cracks in the rest of the team. City doesn't win the East without Heber, LAFC doesn't win the Supporters Shield without Vela, Seattle doesn't win MLS Cup without Ruidiaz.
I also think everyone should expect some regression in White's numbers next season. He had 12 shots on target (29 attempts) this season and scored 9 of them. That rate is not sustainable.