DaSpartan offseason plan


How I see the white sox going this offseason is that they will go and sign free agents who will fill the holes (OF,3B, and the bullpen)


Write “tender” or “non-tender” after each player. Feel free to offer explanation afterward if necessary.

  • Jose Abreu, $16M Tender- I tender him without a doubt because A) he is a veteran in the clubhouse B) we have no one in the organization already to play 1B on a daily basis C) Trade piece in the future
  • Avisail Garcia, $8M Tender- Still young and will be a good trade piece
  • Yolmer Sanchez, $4.7M Tender- He brings energy to the clubhouse unlike anyone else
  • Carlos Rodon, $3.7M Tender- He has so much potential to give him away
  • Matt Davidson, $2.4M Non-Tender He reminds of older Adam Dunn. Only can swing for the fences
  • Leury Garcia, $1.9M
  • Danny Farquhar, $1.4M Non-Tender but give him MiLB contract


Write “pick up” or “decline” after the option.

  • Nate Jones, $4.65 million/$1.25M buyout Pick up, trade him though
  • James Shields, $16 million/$2M buyout Decline


Try to retain, or let go?

  • Miguel Gonzalez (made $4.75 million in 2018) let go
  • Hector Santiago (made $2 million in 2018 — added) Retain him because he ate a lot of innings out of the bullpen


List three free-agent targets you’d pursue during the offseason, with a reasonable contract. A good example of a bad idea:

No. 1: Matt Adams (2 years,$10 million) I would put him as a DH/1B platoon. With him having some outfield experience would be a good pick up

No. 2: AJ Pollock (3 years,$25 million) As much as I love Adam Engel robbing home runs but I’m tired of having him hit. Pollock will be a good fill until Luis Robert

No. 3: Gio Gonzalez (2 years,$15 million) Just to have some veteran presence in the rotation with shields gone

No. 4: Brett Lawrie (1 year,$2 million) Dare I say it but he played with a passion that I haven’t seen in the past two years.


Propose trades that you think sound reasonable for both sides, and the rationale behind them. A good example of a bad idea:

No. 1: Jose Abreu, Jordan Stephens, and Laz Rivera to Boston Red Sox for Sam Travis, Bobby Dalbec, and Cole Brannen- This works for both teams because the sox get help at the corner infielders Sam Travis (local Boy) and Bobby Dalbec. Red Sox get the first basemen they’ve been wantin.


How I seen it was that they wouldn’t be competing at the start of the season so why not let the kids play get in. This team won’t win as many games as many would like but it is for the future to see who will work and won’t so we can move on from them. Hopefully players in the minors league play good so that it causes a fire under the major league players. Total team salary $101 million (math might be off)

SP (not in exact order of rotation)

Carlos Rodon, Gio Gonzalez, Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Spencer Adams (with Cease taking his spot later in the season)


Jace Fry, Aaron Bummer, Ian Hamilton, Zack Burdi, Hector Santiago, Thyago Vieira, Juan Minaya

C- Welington Castillo

1B- Matt Adams/ Sam Travis

2B-Yoan Moncada

3B- Yolmer Sanchez/ Brett Lawrie

SS- Tim Anderson

LF- Ryan Cordell (Eloy Jimenez taking over after April 15)

CF- AJ Pollock

RF- Avisail Garcia

DH- Daniel Palka/ Sam Travis/ Matt Adams

Bench- José Rondón, Omar Narvaez

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That Pollock contract is laughable


Maybe DaSpartan is a master negotiator.

If he’s available for that, then please edit my plan to match.

Trooper Galactus

Oh goody, another 1B/DH named Adam(s) who played for the Washington Nationals last season. How could that possibly go wrong?

lil jimmy

This plan gives us the chance to trade Gio for a third time. As we all know, the third time is the charm. I approve.