I’m on board with both of these suggestions — Wade Miller for the rotation, David Eckstein for shortstop. Dave’s pretty much covered Miller, and assuming he’s healthy, there’s really no downside there. His numbers the last three years have been very solid: 3.66 ERA, 440 IP, 395 H, 42 HR, 183 BB, 379 K and a .242/.318/.380 line against. The injury might mean you’re more comfortable with a one-year deal, but given that he’s only 28, I’d be fine with a two-year deal (with the second year perhaps worth more based on games started in the first year, kind of like Moyer’s deal).
Eckstein’s a harder argument, but he’d probably come cheap and it’s not like there’s a better option hanging around at the moment. I’d really like to see Jose Lopez head back to Tacoma rather than burn a full year of service time, and Eckstein’s not horrible in the field or with the bat. Honestly, with the exception of power, I’d expect him to out perform Lopez next season, particularly in the OBP department. You hit him 9th, no big deal.