SoxDolphin’s Offseason Plan (Rebuild it)

Arbitration-eligible (with projected salaries from MLBTR):

  • Todd Frazier, $13.5M - Tender
  • Brett Lawrie, $5.1M - Tender
  • Avisail Garcia, $3.5M – NON-Tender
  • Miguel Gonzalez, $2.6M – Tender
  • Dan Jennings, $1.2M - Tender
  • J.B. Shuck, $1M – NON-Tender
  • Jake Petricka, $900K - Tender
  • Zach Putnam, $900K - Tender
  • Daniel Webb, $600K - Tender

Explain the toughest calls if necessary:

Contract options (pick up or buy out)

  • Matt Albers: $250,000 buyout - Buyout

Impending free agents (re-sign, let go or qualifying offer)

  • Austin Jackson: Made $5 million in 2016. – LET GO
  • Alex Avila: Made $2.5 million in 2016. – LET GO
  • Justin Morneau: Made $1 million in 2016 – LET GO

Elaborate if needed:

Free agents

- Cut James Shields (RHP), eat the money

- Sign Tommy Milone (LHP) to a 1 year, $4 million plus incentives contract.

- Sign Andrew Cashner (RHP) to a 1 year, $4 million plus incentives contract.

- Sign Adam Lind (1B/DH) to a 2 year, $15 million contract with a mutual option.

- Sign Colby Rasmus (OF) to a 1 year, $8 million plus incentives contract.


- Trade Chris Sale (LHP) to the Boston Red Sox for Jackie Bradley Jr (OF), Yoan Moncada (2B/3B), Michael Kopech (RHP), Sam Travis (1B), and Jake Cosart (RHP)

- Trade Jose Quintana (LHP) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tyler Glasnow (RHP), Elias Diaz (C), Nick Kingham (RHP), and Alen Hanson (2B/OF).

- Trade Jose Abreu (1B) to the Colorado Rockies for Raimel Tapia (OF), Kyle Freeland (LHP), and Yency Almonte (RHP)

- Trade Todd Frazier (3B) and David Robertson (RHP) to the New York Mets for Gavin Cecchini (2B/SS), Merandy Gonzalez (RHP), and Josh Smoker (LHP)


Eventually, bring up guys like Fulmer and Moncada to play, and trade any veterans who might have built up some value at the trade deadline (Melky, Lawrie, Lind, Rasmus, etc.). I tried to put some thought into this and give it my best shot, but I truly have no idea what I'm doing.

C: Elias Diaz

1B: Adam Lind

2B: Gavin Cecchini

SS: Tim Anderson

3B: Brett Lawrie

RF: Adam Eaton

CF: Jackie Bradley Jr

LF: Colby Rasmus

DH: Melky Cabrera

Bench: Omar Narvaez (C), Tyler Saladino (INF), Charlie Tilson (OF), Carlos Sanchez (INF)

SP: Carlos Rodon

SP: Tyler Glasnow

SP: Miguel Gonzalez

SP: Tommy Milone

SP: Andrew Cashner

CL: Nate Jones

SU: Zack Burdi

SU: Dan Jennings

RP: Josh Smoker

RP: Zach Putnam

RP: Michael Ynoa

RP: Tommy Kahnle

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