The key is price. Al's been too anxious the past couple years and signed guys for too much money too quick (Ross, Mercer, Moore). He did wait 'til late for Harrison, and yes, that did not work out. But he didn't tie up much capital in Harrison. He needs to be more patient and get bargains. Lots of 'em. Sign like 8 of these guys and see what sticks. Don't forget - he can trade any successes at the deadline for prospects.
Sign guys cheap. They won't be blocking anybody, they're cheap and they can be traded at the deadline.