#KeteltoCWS (@VaughnyTanks)

Arbitration-Eligible Players

  • Lucas Giolito- $7.9M Tender
  • Reynaldo Lopez- $2.8M Tender
  • Evan Marshall- $2.3M Non-Tender
  • Adam Engel- $2.2M Tender
  • Brian Goodwin- $1.7M Non-Tender
  • Jimmy Cordero-$1.2M Resign at 1M
  • Jace Fry- $1M Non-Tender

Club Options

  • Craig Kimbrel: $16M- Pickup
  • Cesar Hernandez: $6M- Decline

Other Impending Free Agents

  • Leury Garcia- Let go
  • Carlos Rodon: Qualifying Offer- Declines
  • Billy Hamilton: Let Go
  • Ryan Tepera- Let Go

Free Agents:

No. 1: Joc Pederson 1 year $8 million

Sox are looking for lefties with pop and Joc can fill that nicely in RF as a platoon with Engel

No. 2: Carlos Rodon 2 years $40 million

Never would have thought the sox could get rodon for this price, but after his injury struggles to end the season teams might be scared to offer rodon a big contract. With a good 20M AAV I think the sox can get Rodon back for this price

No. 3: Yan Gomes 2 years $4 million

Yan Gomes is an experienced vet that would be a great backup catcher to provide better defense than Zavala and Collins did last year

No. 4: Collin McHugh 2 years $8 million

Collin McHugh had a great season for the Rays in 2021 and would be a great fit for the Sox. He’s a hometown kid as well.


No. 1: Trade Andrew Vaughn, Tanner McDougal, and Micker Adolfo to the Diamondbacks for Ketel Marte

Ketel Marte is one of the best and most versatile players in the mlb. He has an affordable deal for the next 3 years and would help the sox greatly at 2B. It sucks to give up Vaughn but this team isn’t versatile enough and Marte helps that.

No. 2: Craig Kimbrel to the Phillies for Jose Alvarado and Mickey Moniak.

The Phillies get the closer they’ve been looking for and the White Sox still get a solid lefty reliever back and a former top prospect.

No. 3: Dallas Keuchel and $6M to the Angels for Jack Mayfield and Luke Bard

Pure salary dump to get rid of Keuchel and have $9M to be able to spend elsewhere.


C: Grandal $18.3M
1B: Abreu $14M
2B: Ketel Marte $8M
SS: TA $9.5M
3B: Moncada $13.8M
LF: Eloy $7.3M
CF: Robert $6M
RF: Joc Pederson $8M
DH: Sheets $600k
B: Romy Gonzalez $600k
B: Yan Gomes $2M
B: Burger $600k
B: Engel $2.2M

SP: Lynn $18.5M
SP: Giolito $7.9M
SP: Cease $600k
SP: Rodon $20M
SP: Kopech $600k
CL: Hendriks $13.3M
RP: Bummer $2.5M
RP: Cordero $1M
RP: McHugh $4M
RP: Lopez $2.8M
RP: Jose Alvarado $2M
RP: Crochet $600k
RP: Jose Ruiz $600k

Rest of Keuchel Contract: $6M

Total Payroll: $171.1M (slightly over but close enough)

With this roster I think I solve the problem of there not being enough versatility and too many bad fielding players. The lineup and rotation are very deep and is plenty capable of winning a World Series in 2022

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I’m not a fan of going for Joc Pederson. He’s awful defensively, forcing Robert to cover for two poor defensive Corner outfielders and while he mashed in the post-season, he was mediocre all season long.
And trading away Andrew Vaughn is always a no go. Players like him are rare.

I do like Yan Gomes and McHugh tho.

Trooper Galactus

Never mind that, outside of a pretty solid postseason run, Pederson was a replacement level player and a below average hitter all season. That’s basically older Nomar Mazara.


Pretty much. People see the Post season run and assume he has been raking all season. It’s pretty much like judging Adam Eaton by his strong start to the season. Joc just got lucky and his surge happened at the very end.