I've got yer analysis right here, buddy.
Evidently, Jockety thinks the team's #1 need is a RH bat (of course, that's from Fay's blog; hell, it could have been Jobba the Hutt that Fay talked to for all we know). The boy(s) over at MLBTR throw out the following names:
Adrian Beltre: Will be 30 years old. Will make $12M next year, then a FA. While he's a plus defender (+22.3 RAR by JinAZ through Sept. 5, best among 3B), he hits about as well as EdE. Of course, EdE is 4 years younger and about $9M cheaper next year.
Manny Ramirez: Will be 37. His age-36 season was one for the books, 8th best by OPS+ behind famous juicers Bonds, Ruth, Williams, McGwire, Anson, Dickey, Musial, and tied with McCovey. He's going to command multiple years at $20M+ per. JinAZ has his defense at -10.9 in the AL, -2.2 with the Dodgers (and that's compared to the general drivel that gets run out to LF every day).
Pat Burrell: Will be 32. A nice hitter, but not what I'd term a real impact bat. His defense is about average (1.8), which frankly surprises me.
Magglio Ordonez: Will be 35. With 461 PA next year, his contract becomes guaranteed through '11 for $51M. Almost as bad as Manny defensively (-9.1).
In short, I (obviously) don't like most of the list - a guy who doesn't address the stated purpose, even though he's older and much more expensive than the guy who's already there; an old, very expensive FA who would be a severe defensive liability; a not quite as (1) old, (b) expensive, or (c) good FA; a hideously expensive older player who would be a defensive liability; and Matt Holliday.
I agree that a big RH bat would do wonders for this team; I just hope whatever Jockety does it doesn't either gut the minors for mediocrity or cost a bazillion dollars for past glory.