Re: Sox Rule 5 potential lost players...
posted at 9/23/2013 1:04 PM EDT
In response to MadMc1944's comment:
No way we DFA Vazquez.
I agree CTRS and andrew---the question who do you cut free from the 40 to make room for Ranaudo, Cecch and possibly Brentz? I think we have 45 players on the 40 man roster inc. 5 on the 60 day DL.
5 FA spots to play with:
Hanny, Ells, Nap, Drew and Salty.
60 Day DL Players:
Kalish, Bailey, Hanrahan, Miller and Wilson. So you have 4--keep or DFA?
In my mind possible players on the 40 that could be DFA after the playoffs:
Beato, Villarreal, Berry, Hassan, Holt, Snyder, McDonald, Butler, Vazquez, Thornton.
So do you keep the 4 on the 60 day DL? You have 5 FA spots--if so who do you release from the 40?
If you protect Ranaudo, Cecch and Brentz---what players do you release?
Hassan had the highest OBP in the whole Sox organization at .457. He also had a decent SLG% of .471. He's not going anywhere via DFA.
Holt will probably stick around as will Villareal.
Thornton has an option we can just turn down.
I think Snyder is already gone (FA this winter).
McDonald is a FA after the season, unless he takes an arb.
Many teams are having tight roster issues, so the 3 for 1 trades will be hard to make, unless they are cearly better players than what a team has already.
Some good players will not be taken, because they are not ML ready, and the team that takes him has to leave him on the 25 man roster all year or risk losing him back to us. (Jose Vinicio, Luis Diaz and Keury de la Cruz might fit this mold.)
Here is the complete list:
Mario Alcantara, Michael Almanzar, Chris Balcom-Miller, Carson Blair, Bryce Brentz, Chris Carpenter, Garin Cecchini, Keith Couch, William Cuevas, Keury De La Cruz, Luis Diaz, Leonel Escobar, Derrik Gibson, Dreily Guerrero, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Jayson Hernandez, Chris Hernandez, Peter Hissey, Jeremy Kehrt, Aaron King, Aaron Kurcz, Bobby Lanigan, Juan Carlos Linares, Brandon Lyon, Heiker Meneses, Boss Moanaroa, Eric Nieson, Nefi Ogando, Yunior Ortega, Oscar Perez, Matthew Price, Anthony Ranaudo, David Renfroe, Pete Ruiz, Felix Sanchez, Kyle Stroup, Francisco Taveras, Raynel Velette, Jose Vinicio, Kolbrin Vitek, Shannon Wilkerson, Madison Younginer.
Unless traded, these 3 guys will be on the 40 man next year: Ranaudo, Cecchini, and Brentz