Write “tender” or “non-tender” after each player. Feel free to offer explanation afterward if necessary.
- Jose Abreu, $16M-Tender
- Avisail Garcia, $8M-Tender
- Yolmer Sanchez, $4.7M-Tender
- Carlos Rodon, $3.7M-Tender
- Matt Davidson, $2.4M-Tender
- Leury Garcia, $1.9M-Tender
- Danny Farquhar, $1.4M-Non-Tender
Write “pick up” or “decline” after the option.
- Nate Jones, $4.65 million/$1.25M buyout- Pick Up
- James Shields, $16 million/$2M buyout- Decline
OTHER IMPENDING FREE AGENTS
Try to retain, or let go?
- Miguel Gonzalez (made $4.75 million in 2018)-let go
- Hector Santiago (made $2 million in 2018 — added)- Retain: 1 year, $2 Million
No. 1: Marwin Gonzales (4 years, $56 million). Can play almost any position, and has a better bat than Leury or Yolmer.
No. 2: Nathan Eovaldi (4 years, $75 million). If he can stay healthy, he Eovaldi can be a mid rotation starter for the next few years.
No. 3: Josh Donaldson (2 years, $25 million). Would rather have Donaldson at third base than Yolmer for the next year or two.
No. 4: James Shields (1 year, $5 million). Can eat some innings again.
- No. 1: Trade Reynaldo Lopez and Dylan Covey to Dodgers for Alex Verdigo: Hurts to give up Lopez, but we get Centerfielder if the future.
- No. 2: Trade Zack Collins, Luis Basabe, Dane Dunning, and Wellington Castillo to Marlins for J.T. Realmuto: Can afford to give up Basabe after getting Verdugo, and we get our catcher of the future.
- No. 3: Trade Alex Call, Jordan Stephens, and Joel Booker to Yankees for Sonny Gray: Giving up some outfield depth to take a flier on Gray.
- No. 4: Trade Blake Rutherford to Rockies for Colten Welker: Both players are at least a year from the Majors, and are probably blocked at the major league level.
- No 5.: Trade Leury Garcia to Angels for RHP Joe Gatto: Garcia has no place on roster, and we get back potential future reliever or back of the rotation starter.
C: J.T. Realmuto
1B: Jose Abreu
2B: Yoan Moncada
SS: Tim Anderson
3B: Josh Donaldson
RF: Avi Garcia
CF: Alex Verdugo
LF: Eloy Jimenez(April 15)
DH: Daniel Palka
Super Utility: Marwin Gonzales
Bench: Matt Davidson, Yolmer Sanchez, Adam Engel
1. Carlos Rodon
2. Nathan Eovaldi
3. Lucas Giolito
4. Sonny Gray
5. James Shields
Relievers: Nate Jones, Hector Santiago, Juan Minaya, Jace Fry, Ian Hamilton, Aaron Bummer, Caleb Frare, Matt Davidon (DH/reliever)