Just curious as to what you guys think about some of the free agent starters that may be had after the 2006 season. The asterisk next to the player is who I'd like to target. Here goes:
1)Ted Lilly(30)*-he'd make a nice #3 guy
2)Mark Buerhle(27)-will command too much
3)Barry Zito(28)-will command too much,and probably wont leave Cali.
4)Mark Mulder(30)-too much money,but a solid #2
1)Cory Lidle(34)*-make a nice #5 guy to solidify the rotation, who wont cost too much
2)Vincente Padilla(29)*-a solid #3/4 guy who I want to go after
3)Jason Marquis(28)-decent back of the rotation guy
4)Sidney Ponson(30)*-an enigma, but a nice #4/5 guy
5)Jason Schmidt(33)*-true ace #1 starter that we lack
6)Jeff Suppan(31)-back of the rotation guy
That's the best of the bunch IMO, but there may be others who emerge as the season goes on. If I was Krivsky I would look towards 2007 as our year, we then unload Milton's contract after 07, so I would wait to rebuild with the big boys then. If I had to rate the above guys 1-5, then I would target in order: Padilla,Lilly,Lidle,Ponson,Schmidt. My rotation would then be:
1)Harang 2)Arroyo 3)Milton 4)Padilla 5)Claussen Thoughts? I think we can land Padilla for 3 years 17 million.