Let’s win the whole damn thing.


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


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


  1. Tim Anderson (SS)
  2. Starling Marte (RF)
  3. Jose Abreu (1B)
  4. Eloy Jimenez (LF)
  5. Yoan Moncada (3B)
  6. Ketel Marte (2B)
  7. Luis Robert (CF)
  8. Yamani Grandal (C)
  9. Andrew Vaughn (DH)

Let’s go win the whole damn thing.

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Gonna need to add a ton more to get Ketel. Keuchel is a negative asset and it’s going to cost Vaughn or Kopech.