I'd agree. It has to be the right pitchers.... 29 or younger with track record of success and probably an injury in the past to keep the price a bit lower. They would probably need to be a "risk" to sign because of past injuries.during the playoffs they showed the top 7-8 FA pitching signees from last year and only 1 was even close to worth it and the others were just bad.
Spending money on SP isn't necessarily the panacea we are seeking
Trading prospects might be a better path to get a bona fide #1.
There's always the Yankee model.... Bash home runs and have average pitching.