Jon Grudens’s Offseason Plan

Well I hope this doesn’t get the worst review of the year plan as mine did in 2014.  I wander how thus who picked on my plan back then feel about the white sox trading Sale, Quintana, Eaton, Robertson, Kahnle, Jennings, Fraizer etc.  Once the moves were made did those naysayers  like it or protest.  I see where they still follow the sox.   Let all free agents with a few exceptions know they are subject to trades that is why I will pay higher plus to get them to come to Chicago White Sox you have to pay more. My plan for the sox has been revised due to severe injuries to top prospects and couple of trades where I felt we could get more (Sale and Robertson) I had my plan all prepared but was unable to post it and the data was deleted so I copied one that was out there and copied it to use with changes, Thank you


  • Jose Abreu, $16M (Tender/Trade) or extend his contract, let him know he welcome back in 2020
  • Avisail Garcia, $8M (Tender/Trade)
  • Yolmer Sanchez, $4.7M (Tender/Trade)
  • Carlos Rodon, $3.7M (Tender/Trade)
  • Matt Davidson, $2.4M (Tender)
  • Leury Garcia, $1.9M (Tender/Trade)
  • Danny Farquhar, $1.4M (Non-tender)but invite to spring training


  • Nate Jones, $4.65 million/$1.25M    Pick up
  • James Shields- goodbye

Impending Free Agents

  • Miguel González 1 yr; $4.75 Million  goodbye
  • Hector Santiago 1 yr; $2 Million     goodbye


AJ Pollock  2 year; $16 million per year plus incentives and  mutual option for 2 yrs at 20mill.  When healthy he is the best center fielder on the market

Michael Brantley -2 year; $13.00 million per yr plus incentives. Another placeholder. Good outfielder when healthy and this way he will not be able to beat us a few games each year.

Adam Ottavino–  2 year; $13 million per year. I like his strike out rate aand his ERA speaking for the Rockies.  Will train future closers and set up guys.

Charlie Morton– year; $18 million per year. Train the youngsters, provide no trade clause. experienced right hander

CC Sybathia -2 year; $14 million per year.  Train the youngsters, provide no trade clause.experienced left hander

Lowrie, Dozier, Murphy Lamahue or moose -2 year; $14 million per year.  either sign a second baseman and move Moncada to third or sign Moose and and keep Moncada at second.

Jonathon Lucroy -2 year; $8 million per year.  Since I will either eat Castillos contract or trade him we need a catcher who hits righty


No. 1: Trade Jose Abreu and #5 canidates to Colorado/St. Louis/ Phily etc for quality prospects.  There is a very weak 1st baseman free agent market.

 No. 2: Trade Carlos Rodon   and #5 canidates to Colorado/Atlanta/St. Louis/Phily/Washington/NY/San Diego or Milwaukee etc for quality prospects

No. 3: Trade Avi Garcia and Alec Hanson  to Oakland for  Jean Murphy and AJ Puk

No. 4: Trade Wellington Castillo

No. 5: Tradeable  Leury Garcia, Carlos Yolmer, Aaron Bummer, Dylan Covey,  Thyago Vieira, Louis Basabe, Ryan Codell, Nicky Delmonico, Adam Engel, Charlie Tilson  for other higher quality prospects,


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