GDubbs 2023 Offseason Plan

PREAMBLE

Given the White Sox reluctance to spend like a major market club this offseason plan will keep payroll about the same as 2022.

ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE PLAYERS

  • Lucas Giolito: $10.8M – Tender
  • Dylan Cease: $5.3M – Tender
  • Reynaldo López; $3.3M – Tender
  • Adam Engel: $2.3M – Non Tender
  • Michael Kopech: $2.2M – Tender
  • Kyle Crick: $1.5M -Non Tender
  • José Ruiz: $1M – Non -Tender
  • Danny Mendick: $1M – Tender

CLUB OPTIONS

  • Tim Anderson: $12.5M ($1M buyout) – Pick up
  • Josh Harrison: $5.625M ($1.5M buyout – Decline

PLAYER OPTIONS

  • AJ Pollock: $13M ($5 million buyout) — Buyout

OTHER IMPENDING FREE AGENTS

  • José Abreu (Made $18M in 2021) – Let Go
  • Johnny Cueto ($4.2M) – Let Go – Bring back on a minor league deal for when Kopech inevitably gets hurt.
  • Vince Velasquez ($3M) – Let Go
  • Elvis Andrus ($14.25M) – Let Go

MANAGER

Pedro Grifol

FREE AGENTS

No. 1: Sean Manaea (3 years, $33 Million).

No. 2: Noah Syndergaard (3 years $45Million).

No. 3 Omar Narvarez (2 years $8Million)

No. 4, Jackie Bradley Jr ( 2years 6Million)

TRADES

No. 1: Lucas Giolito, Liam Hendricks, and Jimmy Lambert to the Dodgers for Cody Bellinger and Gavin Lux.

The trade works on Baseballtradevalues.com. This moves acquires two everyday players that will will add left handed bats to a righty dominated offense.

SUMMARY

2023 White Sox

C- Yasmani Grandal (S) $18.25m

1st- Andrew Vaughn (R) 1m

2nd – Gavin Lux -(L) 1m

3rd – Yoan Moncada (S) $17.8m

SS- Tim Anderson (R) $12.5m

LF- Oscar Colas (R) – 1m

CF- Luis Robert (R) 9.5m

RF- Cody Bellinger(L) 16m

DH- Eloy Jimenez (R) $10.33m

Bench

Leury Garcia – 5.5m

Danny Mendick – 1m

Omar Navarez – 4m

Jackie Bradley Jr – 3m

Starting Pitching

SP1- Dylan Cease (R) – $5.3m

SP2- Lance Lynn (R) – $18.5m

SP3- Noah Syndergaard (L) – $15m

SP4-Michael Kopech (R) -$2.2m

SP5-Sean Manaea (L) – $11m

Bullpen

CL- Reynaldo Lopez – 3m

SU- Garrett Crochet- 1m

SU- Kendall Graveman – $8.5m

MR- Tanner Banks – 1m

MR- Aaron Bummer  -$3.75m

MR-Jake Diekmann – $3.5m

MR-Matt Foster -1m

MR- Joe Kelly – 9m

LR-Davis Martin – 1m

 

All said and done the payroll sits about $184million which should be palatable for Uncle Jerry. Who knows maybe he decides to add some payroll at the deadline.

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Trooper Galactus

If Cueto accepts a minor league deal it means his arm fell off.

upnorthsox

If Cueto is willing to take a minor league deal……run.