Establish where you see the White Sox at this point, and your mindset/philosophy/strategy in putting together the roster for the upcoming season.
Write “tender,” “non-tender” or “rework/extend” after each player and their projected 2022 salaries. Feel free to offer explanation afterward if necessary.
- Lucas Giolito: $7.9M TENDER
- Reynaldo López; $2.8M TENDER
- Evan Marshall: $2.3M NON-TENDER
- Adam Engel: $2.2M TENDER
- Brian Goodwin: $1.7M NON-TENDER
- Jimmy Cordero: $1.2M NON-TENDER, Re-sign at 1m
- Jace Fry: $1M NON-TENDER
Write “pick up” or “decline” or “rework” after the option.
- Craig Kimbrel: $16M ($1M buyout) PICK UP & TRADE
- César Hernández: $6M DECLINE
OTHER IMPENDING FREE AGENTS
Try to retain, extend qualifying offer, or let go?
- Leury García (Made $3.5M in 2021) RETAIN, 2 years/10m
- Carlos Rodón ($3M) LET GO
- Billy Hamilton ($1M) LET GO
- Ryan Tepera ($950K) RETAIN, 3 years/12m
No. 1: OF Starling Marte (3 years/60 million w/4th year mutual option).
No. 2: SP Eduardo Rodriguez (2 years/28 million).
No. 3: C Manny Pina (2 years/ 3.5 million).
No. 1: Trade SP Dallas Keuchel, INF Romy Gonzalez, RHP Jimmy Lambert, and OF Yolequis Cespedes to Arizona for 2B Ketel Marte and RHP JB Wendelken.
No. 2: Trade CP Craig Kimbrel to Boston for RHP Nick Pivetta and INF Hudson Potts.
Sox are able to dump the 2 biggest concerns contract wise in Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel becomes the closer in Boston again, Keuchel gets to refigure his approach out for a non-contender for one year before hitting the market once again.
26 man Roster
Infield: Jose Abreu, Andrew Vaughn, Gavin Sheets, Ketel Marte, Danny Mendick, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, Manny Pina
Outfield: Eloy Jimenez, Starling Marte, Luis Robert, Adam Engel, Leury Garcia
Starting Pitchers: Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, Dylan Cease, Michael Kopech, Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief: Aaron Bummer, Ryan Tepera, Jimmy Cordero, Garrett Crochet, Reynaldo Lopez, Nick Pivetta
Closer: Liam Hendriks
- Tim Anderson (SS)
- Starling Marte (RF)
- Jose Abreu (1B)
- Eloy Jimenez (LF)
- Yoan Moncada (3B)
- Ketel Marte (2B)
- Luis Robert (CF)
- Yamani Grandal (C)
- Andrew Vaughn (DH)
Let’s go win the whole damn thing.
Gonna need to add a ton more to get Ketel. Keuchel is a negative asset and it’s going to cost Vaughn or Kopech.