Re: Minor League FA list
Gotay, Smit and Koplove appeal to me from the above list.
I'm partial to Shealy and McPherson, but if Alonso's going anchor 1B for the Bats, and Frazier and Francisco vie for playing time at 3B and in LF, I'm not sure if Shealy or McPherson represent a good fit for us this season.
Also, if we're short an outfielder, we could do far worse than Dee Brown. He's slick on many scores, but might be the prototypical AAAA kind of guy.
We're probably better off focusing on middle infielders, southpaw relievers and overlooked righty SP's that might have some juice left in the tank.
He didn't make the Baseball Prospectus list, but I've always thought that the Reds cut Coutlangus loose too soon. Wouldn't mind the team taking a flyer and giving him another chance to stick.