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ParisSox Offseason Plan

Arbitration-eligible:

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

  • Geovany Soto: Made $2 million in 2017: Let go.
  • Mike Pelfrey: Made $8 million in 2017: Let go. He is just so annoying to watch pitch.

Free agents

Miguel Gonzalez SP, One year 3 million. A familiar name who's had some success here. Will serve as a place holder until Kopech is ready.
Anthony Swarzack, RP, 2 year, 2 million, team option for 3rd year. I like the idea of him around as depth in the bullpen when the Sox start to contend.


Conclusion:

Pretty much going with the same team as last year while we patiently await the arrival of our studs. Added some pitching to replace those I absolutely hated. Payroll will be low and doesn't matter so I won't list it.

Starting pitching:

Giolito

Lopez

Shields

Fulmer

Gonzalez (hold down the fort until Kopech arrives)

(eventually Rodon of course)

Bullpen:

Bummer
Covey (I still think there is long relief potential there.)
Infante
Minyana
Jones (when ready)
Swarzak
Danish (dibs!)


IF:

Abreu
Moncada
Anderson
Sanchez
Saladino

DH:
Davidson

OF:

Garcia
Garcia
Garcia
Nicky D
One of Tilson, Cordell, Engel, Hanson

C:
Navarez
Smith

If we need depth in RP or SP, Saladino is on the chopping block. But then that begets moving L. Garcia to backup IF depth.

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