Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Go back some years were we got Billy Hatcher, Benito Santiago and Fernandez during spring training.
That's great way to get players. They're motivated, experienced and know what's expected of them. The key is to not fall in love with them and give them $$ with a multiyear deal. When the year's over you thank them very much and wish them well in cashing that effort into a big payday with someone else. I'm fine with picking up Ludwick's option but if he declines you say "bye" and move on