Give me $ 200 million or I’ll blow your list up!
I’ve been working on it for over a week. Anytime I tried to fix the weaknesses on this list while staying on a tight budget, either I wanted or had to empty the farm of anything that might be of value and could one day prevent a full-scale collapse at as today’s stars get older outside.
The goal should not be to create a foolproof World Series winner in 2022 as there are no such guarantees. Just look at the Dodgers this year. The goal should be to produce a consistent competitor, who can catch fire in October and win it over from time to time. With that in mind, I kept all of the leads except 1 (or maybe 2). Instead, I spent Jerry’s money to cover the failures of the organization.
A real draft offseason plan should start with a complete overhaul of the organization, starting with Kenny and Rick. Screening, development, analysis all need to be updated. Why do we never turn average prospects into Jose Ramirez or Corey Kluber? With the lead offered by the trades of Sale, Eaton and Quintana, we should not be at this crossroads. But here we are. The kernel is getting more and more expensive. We have holes at 2G, RF, DH, save C, 1 or 2 rotation points (with questions about what to do if one of the starters gets injured. The success of the bullpen is skewed by Hendriks The roster is too right handed We are not playing a strong enough defense We cannot hold back the runners.
Instead of using our depth of perspective to reconfigure some of these issues, we’re left with going to the free agent market to pay generously for fixes or illegally pay for pseudo-fixes that don’t work right. predictable.
I have amassed a $ 200 million payroll that spits on artificial limitations. And even that, I wish my list was better. In a year, do we hope to be able to dump Bumgarner or Lynn? Will the bullpen still be too inconsistent? Will I regret turning to Burger and / or Rojas at 3B?
I think the alternative to my payroll is to explode it and start all over again. Trade Moncada, Anderson, Grandal, Giolito, Hendriks, Bummer. Unlike 2016/2017, this team would have a more solid base of major league talent (Robert, Jimenez, Cease) and a few minor leagues with potential (Rodriguez, Montgomery, Kath, Kelley, Vera, Colas, Cespedes). A new management team could work with this.
I’m not ready to blow it up. I am ready to spend! Follow me down …
PLAYERS ELIGIBLE FOR REFEREEING
The guys I didn’t bid on are pretty easily replaced on the open market. I didn’t want to be tied to any of them.
- Lucas Giolito: $ 7.9 M – call for tenders
- Reynaldo Lopez; $ 2.8 M – call for tenders
- Evan Marshall: $ 2.3 M – without call for tenders
- Adam Engel: $ 2.2 M – call for tenders
- Brian Goodwin: $ 1.7 M – without call for tenders
- Jimmy Cordero: $ 1.2 M – without call for tenders
- Jace Fry: $ 1 million – without call for tenders
- Craig Kimbrel: $ 16 million ($ 1 million redemption) – refusal (I can’t trust it and I don’t want to pay someone to take it.)
- Cesar Hernandez: $ 6 million – decrease
OTHER FREE AGENTS TO COME
- Leury Garcia (made $ 3.5 million in 2021) – let go
- Carlos Rodon ($ 3M) – QO, then signing of the Trooper Galactus -2022 contract: $ 10 million
2023: $ 14 million option, $ 8 million redemption, option vests at 100 IP
2024: $ 18 million in options, $ 6 million in buybacks, options vest at 100 IPs and 200 IPs in total in 2022-2023
- Billy Hamilton ($ 1 million) – let go
- Ryan tepera ($ 950K) – sign for 3 years / $ 12 million
No.1: Marcus Semien (5 years, $ 140 million – 23, 28, 28, 33, 28). More defense and more power at second base. I saw a site speculating that it would go to SF for $ 5 and $ 125. I beat him enough to reject the Bay Area.
N ° 2: Michael Conforto (5 years, 80 million dollars). He is left-handed and is only 29 years old.
# 1: Swap Yoán Moncada, Dallas Keuchel, Jared Kelley, Micker Adolfo, Zack Collins and $ 10 million in Arizona for Madison Bumgarner, Carson Kelly and Josh Rojas. Arizona is not going to wrestle next year or the year after. They don’t need to pay an aging pitcher that much over those two seasons. They free up Madbum’s money, get a superstar who will be on contract, and still a superstar when they can be good again. They get the Sox’s best pitching prospect to add to their impressive stable of prospects. Collins will fill out a list. Maybe they can tap into his strength. Adolfo is a leaflet. Keuchel is a reasonably priced sleeve eater for 1 season. Josh Rojas is a younger Leury. He played important innings at 2G, SS and OF (mostly RF). In addition, he played 3B. He has a little bit of speed, a little bit of pop and will go for a ride. You could play with the names, but they are the ones I found.
Giolito – 7.9
Lynn – 18.0
Quit – 0.7
Bumgarner – 23.0
Kopech – 0.6
Starting Cast Cost – 60.2
Hendriks – 13.0
Disappointment – 2.5
Tepera – 4.0 (3 years / 12)
López – 2.8
Ruiz – 0.6
Burr / Foster / Anyone – 0.6
Emergency launch cost – 24.1
Grandal – 18.25
Carson Kelly – 3.0
Capture cost – 21.25
Abreu – 18.0
Anderson – 9.5
Burger – 0.6
Josh Rojas – 0.6
Semian – 23.00 (5 years / 140 – 23, 28, 28, 33, 28)
Infield Cost – 51.7
Jimenez – 6.5
Robert – 6.0
Conforto – 16.00 (5 years / 80)
Engel – 2.2
Vaughn – 0.6
Leaves – 0.6
Outfield cost and DH – 31.9
Buyouts and launches
Kimbrel – 1.0
Keuchel – 10.0
Total cost of the 26 player roster – 200.15