Schins’s Offseason Plan

PREAMBLE

The White Sox have arrived at the time for results and not development. With ample payroll space and a dynamic young core that is hungry to win. Jerry Reinsdorf and Rick Hahn failed last offseason, and they will try once again to make meaningful additions for the most loyal fan base in baseball.

ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE PLAYERS

Write “tender” or “non-tender” after each player and their projected 2020 salaries. Feel free to offer explanation afterward if necessary.

  • Alex Colomé, $10.3M Tender
  • Yolmer Sánchez, $6.2M Non-Tender
  • James McCann, $4.9M Tender
  • Carlos Rodon, $4.5M Non-Tender
  • Leury García, $4M Tender
  • Evan Marshall, $1.3M Tender
  • Josh Osich, $1M Non-Tender
  • Ryan Goins, $900K Non-Tender

CLUB OPTIONS

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

  • Welington Castillo: $8 million/$500,000 buyout- If you really have to debate this, then you haven’t been watching. Goodbye, Beef.

OTHER IMPENDING FREE AGENTS

Try to retain, or let go?

  • Jose Abreu (made $16M in 2019)-Retain. See below
  • Iván Nova (made $9,166,167 in 2019) Retain. See below
  • Jon Jay (made $4M in 2019)-I don’t even have to answer this.
  • Hector Santiago (made $2M in 2019 on split contract)- Let go

FREE AGENTS

No. 1: Jose Abreu- 2 yr/$23 mil w/ a club option for $10 mill and a $2 mill buyout.-$11.5 per year

No. 2: Jake Odorizzi- 3 yr/ $36 million- $12 per year

No. 3: Cole Hamels- 1 yr/ $8.5 million w/ a club option for $8 million

No. 4: Ivan Nova- 1 yr/ $5 million

No. 5: Yasmani Grandal- 4 yr/$78 million-$19.5 per year

No. 6: Lonnie Chisenhall- Minor League Deal worth $2 million if in majors

No. 7: Shelby Miller- Minor League deal worth $1.5 million with incentives if in majors.

TRADES

No. 1: Trade Reynaldo Lopez, Carson Fulmer, and James Beard to the Pirates for Starling Marte ($10.3), Adam Frazier($584,000), and Steven Brault ($574,000)

  • Ran through the trade simulator, and we actually overpaid just a tiny bit

No. 2: Trade Zack Burdi and Bryce Bush to the Mariners for Daniel Vogelbach($558.600) and Ricardo Sanchez.

SUMMARY

Roster:

C Yasmani Grandal

1B Jose Abreu

2B Adam Frazier (UT after Madrigal comes)

SS Tim Anderson

3B Yoan Moncada

LF Eloy Jimenez

CF Starling Marte (RF after Luis Robert Arrives)

RF Lonnie Chisenhall/Leury Garcia (Bench once Marte scoots over)

DH Dan Vogelbach

Bench: James McCann, Garcia/Chisenhall, Adam Engel, Zack Collins, Danny Mendick

Rotation:

Lucas Giolito

Jake Odorizzi

Dylan Cease

Cole Hamels

Ivan Nova

Bullpen:

Colome, Bummer, Fry, Brault, Marshall, Herrera, Cordero

I wanted to show balance on this one, there is a great mix of veterans and young guns coming to help this team in this plan. I fixed the unbalanced lineup by adding two lefty power bats in Grandal and Vogelbach, found an undervalued utility guy in Frazier that is proven and also left handed, and added rotation help via Odorizzi, Hamels, resigning Nova, and adding depth in Shelby Miller. Not to mention Starling Marte will be a huge add on both sides of the ball in RF once Luis Robert arrives. Depth has been and will always be the issue, hence such an active offseason and we see guys like Chisenhall, Brault, and Ricardo Sanchez who could see the majors next year. Final payroll number should be around $110 million with this plan, depending on some arb cases and my shaky math skills.

Thank you all,

Schins

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