MY take on the free agents.
1. Rich Aurillia or Wes Helms. sign one of these as a right handed hitting 1b partner for Hatteberg/Votto.
2. Luis Castillo, Mark Lorretta, Ray Durham, Craig Counsell, Jose Valentin.
sign one of these as a 2b.
Kenny Lofton, Jay Payton, Aaron Rowand (Player + Team Options)(arb.)
Dave Roberts. sign one of these as CF/4th OF and use Freel at 2b.
3. BC's big splash. Sign Zito. Git er dun Bob!
Other SP options are weaker: Tomo Ohka, Tony Armas Jr, Jason Schmidt
( older and more injury prone than Zito ), Woody Williams, Vicente Padilla,
Adam Eaton, Ted Lilly, Tom Glavine ( will likely only sign with Mets or Braves ), Andy Pettitte, Randy Wolf
4. Sign Mark Mulder to an incentive laden contract ( Mulder will be rehabbing with an eye for 2008 )
5. Get one more above average reliever:
Justin Speier, Trever Miller, Solomon Torres, David Riske
Chad Bradford, David Weathers, Eric Gagne ( incentive laden deal only )