You could look at it two ways...SA is waiting until the last minute to try to sign an outfielder, 5th starter and reliever (in case Pedro and Tim aren't ready) and he can end up looking cheap as the FAs sign elsewhere or look like a genius when a couple of good players (Hairston, DYoung, Jurjjens, Marcum, Capps or KRod) fall in his lap at the right price. Most FAs don't like to start February with no idea where they're going to play. Maybe patience will pay off in the next ten days....I'm betting it will. There is no way Duda, Nieuwenhuis/Cowgill and Baxter start the season as our outfield starters...we cannot rely on Baxter as a starter (though he will always be remebered fondly for sacrificing his shoulder to save Johan's no-no). Let's see what the roster looks like on Groundhog's Day...will we be waiting six more weeks excited about the coming Spring or shivering in the face of our six year long hibernation in 4th place continuing until next year... hoping not to hear 'I've Got You Babe' playing on the clock radio?