You draft for the future and use FA for the present. If you feel you are close you fill your holes with the best talent available. Some times that is through the draft, other times it is in the form of a FA or two.
Fortunately, the cupboard is not completely barren, so Gettlemen doesn't have to start from scratch.
If you do well in the draft you don't need to go overboard with FAs. Problem is, this is Gettlemen's first year. He is going to have to use FA as a tool this year. Get some realitively cheap FAs to plug some holes, and start drafting your type players.
Another byproduct of drafing well is that you have more money to actually offer the better FA some incentive to come aboard. If you draft well you have the luxury of letting the greedy ones leave and resign the ones that want to be here. Keeping costs low allows you to be a player in FA instead of just a bystander.