The daggins route

Arbitration Eligible

Jose Abreu, $17.9M - Tender than man

Avisail Garcia, $6.7M - Tender

Yolmer Sanchez, $2.1M - Tender baby boy

Carlos Rodon, $2.0M - Tender

Danny Farquhar, $1.5M - Tender

Zach Putnam, $1.4M - Tender

Leury Garcia, $1.2M - Tender

Jake Petricka, $1.1M - Non-tender

Al Alburquerque, $1.1M - Non-tender

The last two guys are totally fungible. The rest can stay for the party.

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

Geovany Soto: Made $2 million in 2017

Mike Pelfrey: Made $8 million in 2017


Jaime Garcia - 2 years 18MM - Garcia is relatively young and left handed. When he's healthy, he's a decent back of the rotation pitcher. He isn't healthy much, though. He can fill in while Rodon recovers / rehabs and then either he's hurt, or he's depth.

Curtis Granderson - 1 year 7.5MM - I love this idea so much.

Rene Rivera - 1 year 2.5MM - Defense first catcher to pal up with Omar. Makes Smith into depth, which is what he was born to be.

Pat Neshek - 1 year, 6MM - Neshek is old, good and a strong bridge to next years pen.

Brian Duensing - 1 year, 5MM - WE NEED LEFTIES

Yunel Escobar - 1 year, 5MM - Infield depth, midseason trade candidate


2B/IF Yolmer Sanchez to Rays for RHP Ryne Stanek and RHP Yonny Chirinos - While it's hard to say goodbye to everyone's favorite baby boy, this move opens up more consistent IF time for Leury and Escobar, and brings in a flame-thrower with control issues and a possible 5th starter.


SP James Shields

SP Jaime Garcia

SP Lucas Giolito

SP Reynaldo Lopez

SP Yonny Chirinos

RP - Jones, Neshek, Duensing, Farquhar, Fulmer, Infante, Stanek, Putnam (when healthy)

C Omar Narvaez / Rene Rivera

1B Jose Abreu / Delmonico

2B Moncada / Escobar

SS Anderson / Leury

3B Escobar / Leury

DH Delmonico

OF Some mix of Granderson, Avi, Leury, and all the fringe guys we got (Cordell, Tilson, Palka, Engel, etc)

It's just that easy! Anyone I forgot to include probably doesn't have much of a future anyways. This team sucks but isn't so bad as to be laughable. Handing out a bunch of 1-2 year deals lets the kids slowly work their way onto the team. While I'm loathe to trade a budding fan favorite, there's definitely a position player crunch coming, and we might as well turn a good season by Yolmer into a couple possible assets.

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