Baseballnut’s Off-Season Plan


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


  • Nate Jones, $4.65 million/$1.25M buyout. Done by the time I wrote this, but I would have retained him.
  • James Shields- Done by the time I wrote this, but I would not have retained him.

Impending Free Agents

Lonnie Chisenhall-2 year; $6 million per year. He’s professional and would provide a nice buffer until the crop of outfielders are ready. Has played in a winning environment for some time.

Nori Aoki-1 year; $5.5 million. Another placeholder. Defense and OBP. Offers a different style of player than the White Sox are used to. More than likely not a full-time player, but having someone coming off the bench who can get on base isn’t particularly bad.

Matt Adams-2 year; $6 million per year. He’s different. He’s not Matt Davidson and he’s chubby. He can split time playing 1B and DH.

Patrick Corbin-5 year; $12.5 million per year. Ascending pitcher. Fits in with the re-build timeline.

Josh Harrison-2 year; $8 million per year. Josh is versatile and between he and Yolmer Sanchez the clubhouse would be quite lively. From a baseball perspective, the versatility he offers can provide some value.


No. 1: Trade Dane Dunning and Alec Hansen for Colton Welker. Welker can’t unseat Arrenado.

No. 2: Luis Robert for Nick Senzel. Senzel won’t unseat Suarez. This is a trade for 2 injury prone, talented players. Our most pressing need is 3B/INF.


I think these are reasonable moves that fit with the re-build. Not flashy but hopefully sane.

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interesting targets. i hadn’t considered aoki, matt adams, or lonnie chisenhall as stopgap options. it’s a neat little offense if it works but I don’t think it does. i think you’re low on Corbin’s AAV and a little high on everyone else’s re: free agent signings.

Arenado is a year away from free agency and will likely price himself out of Colorado, so I think Welker is more in their future plans than Arenado.

Similar critique with Senzel. He doesn’t have to unseat Suarez, but he can unseat Scooter Gennett when he’s moved either this offseason, at the deadline, or next year in FA. He’s also a little redundant if you’re acquiring Colton Welker. Though it would be cool to get one or both of those guys.