[I'll Own The White Sox One Day]’s ReLoad Offseason Plan
Arbitration-eligible (with projected salaries from MLBTR):
Write "tender" or "non-tender" after each of the following names. Two notes: 1) You can trade before or after tendering a contract, and 2) we’ll just assume Jose Abreu is in the fold for roughly $11 million regardless of whether he chooses the arb route.
- 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 Non-Tender
- J.B. Shuck, $1M Non-Tender
- Jake Petricka, $900K Tender
- Zach Putnam, $900K Tender
- Daniel Webb, $600K Non Tender
Contract options (pick up or buy out)
- Matt Albers: $250,000 buyout
Impending free agents (re-sign, let go or qualifying offer)
- Austin Jackson: Made $5 million in 2016.
- Alex Avila: Made $2.5 million in 2016.
- Justin Morneau: Made $1 million in 2016, although he signed during the season.
Let Them All Go
Peruse the list of potential free agents and name two (or more) you would pursue, the max offer you would extend to them, and a brief explainer.
No.1: Yoenis Cespedes Four YEARs 85 Million With Player Opt, ROUND TWO. WE NEED HIS BAT! The Sox Need To Sign A player like Cespedes, Turner, Encarnacion, Folwer, if they want to cotend but i feel Cespedes Makes the Most Sense. He's an OK Fielder with a Great arm and will give them more Depth in the outfield and also moves Melky to mostly be a DH. I Also Like the Idea of Cespedes/Eaton's Arms on each Corner.
No.2: Mark Melancon Three Years 28 Million. Fixing the bullpen has to be high on the to do list. Melancon Was One of the most consistent Closers last year and the white sox Need That!
No. 3: Greg Holland Three Years 19 Million. Good Back Of the Pen Guy To go With Jones And Melancon
No. 4: Kurt Suzuki Two Years 6 Million. A decent Overall Catcher Who Will Hold Down The Postion until Collins Is Ready for the Majors.
No.5: Rajai Davis 1 Year 2.5 Million, Bench Guy Adds Depth
Propose two (or more) trades that you think sound reasonable for both sides, and the rationale behind them.
No. 1: David Robertson TO The Yankees For Dillion Tate SP/RP Number 10 Prospect and Donny Sands C Number 26 Prospect.
No Secret The Yankees would want Robertson Back and with Miller and Chapman Gone, They could use Robertson who i think will have a bounce back year for them.
No. 2: Charlie Blackmon To The Chicago White Sox For Spencer Adams Number 3 Prospect , Adam Engel Number 5, Luis Martinez Number 25 Prospect.
Charlie Blackmon Is A Good Player that can Hit,Run, Field, Dance?, He Hit .324 29 Hrs 82R.B.Is and 17SB but the Year Before He stole 43. I Like Adams But He's 20yrs old 10-12 Record with an ERA of 3.98. He Will Improve, he's not going be ready for another 3-4 years, if your Rebuilding, KEEP HIM, but We going for it and The Rockies Are Desperate For Pitching so they get Two Top Pitching Prospects, Adam Engel, who was The Arizona League MVP could be a building piece for a rebuilding Colorado team and I'm sure the Rockies would like him going Forward to Replace Blackmon as he is only 24yrs old.
Jarred Dyson And Billy Hamilton Are Also Trade Candidates.
25 Man Roster
Mark Melancon CP
Start Fulmer and Tate in the Minors but could be involved in the mix as the Season Goes.
RF Adam Eaton
CF Charlie BlackMon
1B Jose Abreu
3B Todd Frazier
LF/RF/DH - Yoenis Cespedes
DH/LF Melky Cabrera
SS Tim Anderson
2B Brett Lawrie
C Kurt Suzuki
OF Charlie Tilson
OF Rajai Davis
IF Carlos Sanchez
IF Tyler Saladino
C Omar Narvaez