Ok, maybe cheap is the wrong word. How about inexpensive? We are talking one year contracts here. Reasonable pay, for a reasonbly good player. There very well could be a ton of guys, that fit that bill, looking for a job. Why not here?
Use the draft wisely, and fill in some holes with inexpensive FAs. That just may get us where we want to go.
By all accounts Gettlemen has been locked in the film room evaluating our team. If he sees a need that can be filled at a reasonble price. Why not go for it? I trust him to do whatever he can to help Rivera build a solid team. And I don't believe it takes a lot of money to do so. Especially this year.
I think Gettleman will do everything he can to acquire reasonable talent that fits under the salary cap, but whether they are cheap, inexpensive, or affordable.. signing them, much less finding solid starters is the problem. Including those without injury history? good luck...