Offseason Handbook: Cheatsheets
Having spent more time staring at the pages of the offseason handbook than is healthy for a marriage, I have created my own "blue print". I then failed to find a forum in which to post my thoughts so here I am creating my own!
Based on this as 2014 Team Now
C- Joe Mauer
1B- Chris Colabello or Chris Parmalee
2B- Brian Dozier
3B- Trevor Plouffe
SS- Pedro Florimon
LF- Josh Willingham
CF- Ryan Presley, Darin Mastroianni or Aaron Hicks
RF- Oswaldo Arcia
1B/OF- Colabello or Parmalee
C/OF- Ryan Doumit
IF- Eduardo Escobar
C- Chris Herrmann
OF- Mastroianni or Presley
Andrew Albers, Vance Worley, Liam Hendricks, Cole DeVries, Scott Diamond, Logan Darnell, and Pedro Hernandez fighting for two spots
Heres my plan:
Mauer and Dozier are set for now.
Plouffe has his spot until Sano pushes him aside which will then lead to moving Plouffe/Escobar/Florimon in trade(s). Best we can get.
Resign Morneau in an emotional based return that fans will love and will add leadership in the clubhouse. Give him 2yrs 9 million 4/5 per year with club option on 2nd year and .5 buyout. Trade Parmalee for whatever you can get.
Splash= Stephen Drew. Handbook estimate says 3 yrs, 30 million. We offer 3 Years 33 million with the third year a player option. Extra cash and player options add to his incentives to come here.
No major changes, we're waiting for players to develop and Willingham to get traded when we fall from contention
Leftovers from our other moves/trades. Hopefully:
Herrmann and Doumit until Doumit is traded then Pinto
Colabello (Parmalee was traded)
Whoever remains of Plouffe, Florimon, Escobar until Rosario comes up
Josh Johnson 2 years, 14 Million (Team option on second year and .5 buyout)
Matt Garza Estimate in handbook says 5 yrs 75 million. We offer Front loaded 78 million 16/16/16/15/15 with player option after 2 years and team option after 3. 5 million buyout if option not picked up.
Correia is now our #3
Gibson, Albers, Deduno, Worley, Diamond, and Darnell are allowed to fight for last two spots.
Hendricks and Hernandez are moved to relief permanently.
Perkins, Swarzak, Fien, Thielbar, Tonkin are set
Burton and Duensing are traded for best we can get
Achter, Oliveros, Ibarra, Henandez, and Hendricks duke it out for last two spots while Pressley is looked at as a starter in Rochester. He may come back as a reliever mid season if that does not work out.
All that adds up to a 90 Million payroll. Less actually when Doumit, Willingham, and Plouffe are traded.
What are your thoughts?