SouthSideGeorgia Posted May 16 Share Posted May 16 With some assumptions (losing Giolito, not picking up Lance Lynn and Joe Kelly option) Sox save potentially $43.525 million from ‘23 to ‘24. But increases in Sox players contracts are $29 million from ‘23 to ‘24. Chunk of that is Moncada and Benintendi contracts increases Therefore, a savings of only $14.525 million next year. And Sox still need to sign potentially 2 starters, catcher, 2b and bullpen arms next year. Maybe we stand pat at bullpen, catcher and 2b… but you still have to get two starters. The farm is devoid of starting pitching at the highest level maybe besides Davis Martin for next season. Then you have arbitration eligible players also that will make more money next year like Cease, Kopech and now Vaughn. With our losing record, there is no way we don’t trade away assets. No way. There such a pending bloated payroll that the Sox have to get under control for a bad team. It’s inevitable. No doubt we try trading away one year assets like Giolito, Middleton, Lopez, Grandal, Andrus, and Alberto. But only half may have any value. Based on where we stand and where we project next year, you also have to consider trading 2-yr assets like Anderson, Hendriks, Graveman, Clevinger, and Lynn. This is a pretty big crunch coming up and Sox need to free up payroll. It’s coming… 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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