Jros’ offseason plan


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

  • Jose Abreu, $16M-Tender
  • Avisail Garcia, $8M-Tender
  • Yolmer Sanchez, $4.7M-Tender
  • Carlos Rodon, $3.7M-Tender
  • Matt Davidson, $2.4M-Tender
  • Leury Garcia, $1.9M-Tender
  • Danny Farquhar, $1.4M-Non-Tender


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

  • Nate Jones, $4.65 million/$1.25M buyout- Pick Up
  • 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: 1 year, $2 Million


No. 1: Marwin Gonzales (4 years, $56 million).  Can play almost any position, and has a better bat than Leury or Yolmer.

No. 2: Nathan Eovaldi (4 years, $75 million).  If he can stay healthy, he Eovaldi can be a mid rotation starter for the next few years.

No. 3: Josh Donaldson (2 years, $25 million). Would rather have Donaldson at third base than Yolmer for the next year or two.

No. 4: James Shields (1 year, $5 million). Can eat some innings again.


  1. No. 1: Trade Reynaldo Lopez and Dylan Covey to Dodgers for Alex Verdigo: Hurts to give up Lopez, but we get Centerfielder if the future. 
  2. No. 2: Trade Zack Collins, Luis Basabe, Dane Dunning, and Wellington Castillo to Marlins for J.T. Realmuto: Can afford to give up Basabe after getting Verdugo, and we get our catcher of the future.
  3. No. 3: Trade Alex Call, Jordan Stephens, and Joel Booker to Yankees for Sonny Gray: Giving up some outfield depth to take a flier on Gray. 
  4. No. 4: Trade Blake Rutherford to Rockies for Colten Welker: Both players are at least a year from the Majors, and are probably blocked at the major league level. 
  5. No 5.: Trade Leury Garcia to Angels for RHP Joe Gatto: Garcia has no place on roster, and we get back potential future reliever or back of the rotation starter. 


C: J.T. Realmuto

1B: Jose Abreu

2B: Yoan Moncada

SS: Tim Anderson

3B: Josh Donaldson

RF: Avi Garcia

CF: Alex Verdugo

LF: Eloy Jimenez(April 15)

DH: Daniel Palka

Super Utility: Marwin Gonzales

Bench: Matt Davidson, Yolmer Sanchez, Adam Engel

Starting Pitchers

1. Carlos Rodon

2. Nathan Eovaldi

3. Lucas Giolito

4. Sonny Gray

5. James Shields

Relievers: Nate Jones, Hector Santiago, Juan Minaya, Jace Fry, Ian Hamilton, Aaron Bummer, Caleb Frare, Matt Davidon (DH/reliever)


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As Cirensica

2 yrs and 25M for Donaldson?
I hardly believe he will sign that low


This just be Dave Dombrowski’s burner account. 

Jim Margalus

I’m going through the plans, adding them to a spreadsheet, and this is the only one so far without a backup catcher.


for that much money Marwin better be able to sport the tools of ignorance.

As Cirensica

He didn’t trade Narvaez. So I guess he expects for Narvaez to announce an early retirement