Burn It To The Ground (edited version)

PREAMBLE

Get younger.  Get more athletic.  Get better defensively.  Cleveland West.

ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE PLAYERS

  • Lucas Giolito: $10.8M TENDER
  • Dylan Cease: $5.3M TENDEREST
  • Reynaldo López; $3.3M TENDER
  • Adam Engel: $2.3M NON-TENDER
  • Michael Kopech: $2.2M TENDER
  • Kyle Crick: $1.5M WHO?
  • José Ruiz: $1M I GUESS
  • Danny Mendick: $1M IS HE STILL ON THE TEAM?

CLUB OPTIONS

  • Tim Anderson: $12.5M ($1M buyout) PICK UP
  • Josh Harrison: $5.625M ($1.5M buyout WE HAVE TO LET YOU GO BECAUSE SOME (Expletive) SIGNED LEURY FOR 16 MILLION DOLLARS

PLAYER OPTIONS

  • José Abreu (Made $18M in 2021) MY WIFE WILL MISS YOU
  • Johnny Cueto ($4.2M) MY SON WILL MISS YOU
  • Vince Velasquez ($3M) NO ONE WILL MISS YOU
  • Elvis Andrus ($14.25M) WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE ELVIS NIGHTAJ Pollock: $13M ($5 million buyout) EXERCISED

MANAGER

Tony Vitello, current head coach of the University of Tennessee

FREE AGENTS

Dansby Swanson, 7 years, 189 million dollars

Dylan Cease, 7 years, 175 million dollars

Andrew McCutheon, 1 year, 6.75 million dollars

TRADES

Tim Anderson to the Boston Red Sox for CF Jarren Duran, #8 prospect SS Mikey Romero, and #16 prospect IF Brainer Bonaci

Luis Robert to the Houston Astros for OF Chas McCormick, #1 prospect P Hunter Brown, and 6th round 2022 draft pick C Collin Price

Eloy Jimenez to the Miami Marlins for #8 prospect P Dax Fulton and #9 prospect C Joe Mack

Lucas Giolito to the Los Angeles Dodgers for #24 prospect P Michael Grove and #30 prospect OF Ryan Ward

Aaron Bummer to the Arizona Diamondbacks for #13 prospect OF Dominic Fletcher and #30 prospect P Justin Martinez

Liam Hendriks to the New York Yankees for IF/OF Oswaldo Cabrera, #6 prospect SS Trey Sweeney, and 8th round 2022 draft pick SS Brett Barrera

Lance Lynn to the St. Louis Cardinals for #17 prospect P Austin Love and #25 prospectC Jimmy Crooks

SUMMARY

Roster:

Starters: LF McCormick CF Duran RF Oscar Colas 3B Yoan Moncada (untradeable) SS Swanson 2B Cabrera 1B Andrew Vaughn DH Gavin Sheets C Yasmani Grandal (untradeable);

Bench-IF/OF Leury Garcia (untradeable) IF/OF Zach Remillard OF McCutheon C Seby Zavala;

Rotation-Cease, Brown, Kopech, Grove, Reynaldo Lopez; Bullpen-Jimmy Lambert, Sean Burke, Joe Kelly (untradeable), Jake Diekman, Kendall Graveman, Garret Crochet, Matt Foster, Jose Ruiz

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dailycupofjoe14

I don’t know anything about the prospects we’re trading for but I don’t hate the idea of burning it down.

GrabSomeBench

I’m guessing you signed Cease and Swanson before you lit the match because I’m pretty sure they are not going to go along with rebuild number 18.