Thatbaseballfan Offseason Plan

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 (please go away)
  • James McCann, $4.9M – Tender
  • Carlos Rodon, $4.5M- 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- Decline

OTHER IMPENDING FREE AGENTS

Try to retain, or let go?

  • Jose Abreu (made $16M in 2019)-  Retain
  • Iván Nova (made $9,166,167 in 2019)- Let go
  • Jon Jay (made $4M in 2019)- Let go
  • Hector Santiago (made $2M in 2019 on split contract)- Let go

FREE AGENTS

 

No. 1: Jose Abreu (Two Years, 25 million w/ Club option for 3rd Yr). Have to Keep Jose with his leadership and productivity. Takes a team friendly deal at 15 a year which is a bargain for him. Plays 1st base and pivotal part for the young guys as the clubhouse leader.

No. 2. JD Martinez (4 Years 100 Million) A true DH that the sox have been looking for since Jim Thome. Bring leadership, experience, and a ton of productivity from a spot that we need bad!

No 3. Yasmani Grandal (4 years 80 Million) Switch hitting catcher that can play first base as well. 100 walks, 20 plus homers every year and elite pitch framer

N0 4. Cole Hamels  (1 Year 8.5 Million) Experienced lefty for the back end of the rotation who also knows the AL and reliable.

No. 5. Alex Wood (1 Year 3 million)  Experienced lefty who is due for a bounce back year after some injuries last year.

TRADES

 

No. 1: Trade Adolfo, Dunning, and Bush to Dodgers for Joc Pederson Joc is owed Arbitration for one more year will make about 5 million, good fielder, lefty and power hitter.

 

SUMMARY

Roster:

C Yasmani Grandal

1B Jose Abreu

2B Nick Madrigal

SS Tim Anderson

3B Yoan Moncada

LF Eloy Jimenez

CF Luis Robert

RF Joc Pederson

DH JD Martinez

Bench: James McCann, Garcia, Collins, Mendick, Engel, Cordell

Rotation:

Lucas Giolito

Reynaldo Lopez

Dylan Cease

Cole Hamels

Alex Wood

(someone loses out when Kopech is back)

Bullpen:

Colome, Bummer, Fry, Marshall, Herrera, Cordero, Burdi (Rodon comes back and pitches in bullpen and takes away from Fry)

I believe the Sox strikeout on premium pitching because some big teams like the yankees, braves, Angels, and others will go for the elite pitching and get them. I feel as if the sox will go heavy on hitting and bring in quality lefties for their rotation. With Kopech coming back and Rodon (maybe a starter but put him as a reliever) they will be more tempted to get hitting as they have some pitching depth. This team comes in at about 128 million dollars if my match is correct. If this is the team they bring out and then are willing to spend more they could easily trade Vaughn for a top starter!

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