I know it isn't Shapiro's style - but why not make a splash in the FA market?
Would 3 years - 40 million get you any of the following starters?
AJ Burnett - no, the Yankees will go higher
Ryan Dempster - will the Cubs go 4 years?
Oliver Perez - do the Mets out bid?
Ben Sheets - surely he'll get more, but maybe he's in play for this amount
Derek Lowe - is he a 15 million dollar man in this market?
If you could splash the cash on one of these starters, who would it be, and for how much?
Though perhaps Brad Penny or another injury reclamation is more Shap's style.
I guess I'll open the bidding on second tier guys like Jon Garland, Kyle Lohse, or Braden Looper.