Pinwheels And Ivy Zo’s Fever Dream

PREAMBLE

A Sox fan and two Cubs fans did this live on the air (Pinwheels and Ivy) to once again fix the White Sox and no Beefloaf we aren’t trading Luis Robert.

ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE PLAYERS

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: $10.8M – Tender – Katz Magic is Back Baby
  • Dylan Cease: $5.3M – Love me Tender
  • Reynaldo López; $3.3M – Tender
  • Adam Engel: $2.3M –  Non-Tender try to bring back on Minor league deal
  • Michael Kopech: $2.2M – Tender
  • Kyle Crick: $1.5M – Non-Tender try to bring him back on the low in the minor leagues
  • José Ruiz: $1M – Tender but please use him in better spots
  • Danny Mendick: $1M – Tender

CLUB OPTIONS

Write “pick up” or “decline” or “rework” after the option.

  • Tim Anderson: $12.5M ($1M buyout) – Pick up
  • Josh Harrison: $5.625M ($1.5M buyout) – Love ya Josh enjoy the $1.5 go buy something nice (Decline)

PLAYER OPTIONS

Write “exercised” or “takes buyout.” The question here is whether you think Pollock could do better than one year and $8 million on the open market. I’m filling it in with “exercised” unless you can provide a compelling argument against it.

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

OTHER IMPENDING FREE AGENTS

Try to retain, extend qualifying offer, or let go?

  • José Abreu (Made $18M in 2021) – Let go (I may or may not of cried when I wrote that)
  • Johnny Cueto ($4.2M) – Let go TYFYS
  • Vince Velasquez ($3M) – Let go Vinnie Velo que the fast and furious music
  • Elvis Andrus ($14.25M) – Let go….got hot but look at the career numbers also 37

MANAGER

A hot dog and Gyro account came together with a Pizza Puff and told me it’s gonna Pedro Grifol

FREE AGENTS

List three free-agent targets you’d pursue during the offseason, with a reasonable contract. A good example of a bad idea:

No. 1: Brandon Drury to play second base at 3 years/19 milly

No. 2: Cody Bellinger for 2yr/32 million – everything you are about to say I am aware of….I think this will pay off. Let me live!!!

No. 3: Chasen Shreve for 1yr/1 million – Friend of the show signing

TRADES

Propose trades that you think sound reasonable for both sides, and the rationale behind them. A good example of a bad idea:

No. 1: Liam Hendriks to the Dodger for Ryan Pepiot. Get younger and a 5th starter.

SUMMARY

Catcher – Yaz

First Base – Andrew Vaughn

Second Base – Brandon MF’ing Drury

Shortstop – TA

Third Base – Moncada

Left Field – Pollock

Center Field – Robert (suck it Beefloaf)

Right Field – Colas/Bellinger

DH – Eloy

Bench is Leury Garcia, Zavala, Sheets, Romy

Rotation is Cease, Lynn, Giolito, Kopech, Pepiot

Bullpen is ReyLo, Bummer, Crochett, Graveman, Kelley, Ruiz, Shreve, Davis Martin

Let’s Ride….we got $5 million left over so big boss is happy. Have a competition for closer.

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Josh Nelson

Does the Pizza Puff account know who the next hitting coach is? 😂

I like the Brandon Drury signing. Especially since he can move around the infield.