Re: What would you do this offseason?
posted at 9/24/2013 10:44 PM EDT
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
1-See if Napoli wants $20M/2. Assuming he says no, I'd offer Napoli, Drew, Salty, and Ells a QO.
If they all say yes, w'ed be over the luxury limit by about $20-25M, unless we find a way to dump Dempster and others to lessen the tax.
Assuming Napoli's hip checks out OK this winter, I'd offer him $22M/2 with PA incentives that could bring him up to $28M/2. If he refuses, I'd offer him the $14M/1 QO. If he bolts, I'd go after K Morales or a great fielding SS and move Bogey to 3B and Middy to 1B with Carp seeing more 1B duty.
I'd offer Salty $21M/2, and go up to $31M/3. If he says no, I'd overpay him with a short term QO of $14M/1 rather than way overpay for McCann for several years. Maybe by 2015, one of our prospect catchers will be ready.
I'd offer Jacoby $60M/4, which means he walks.
I would not offer Drew a contract, unless Napoli and Morales say no, then I'd think to offer him $16M/2 with PA incentives that could bring him to $22M/2. He would likely say no. I'd rather have a great fielding SS and move Bogey and Middy to 3B and 1B, but I doubt that happens.
2-Assuming Salty declines, I'd ask about Ruiz for two year.
Salty would take $14M/1 unless he thinks he can get $35M/3 or better (doubtful).
3-Depending on how far we go, I might prepare the RSN for a bridge year. You could let all four go, fill in cheaply with Bogaerts and Bradley, and cheap platoons at 1B and C, and re-stock the farm, while still having a competitive team.
I thought Drew, Napoli, Gomes, Ross, Dempster, and to some extent Victorino were "bridge signings".