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Old 12-26-2012, 11:41 PM
russ99 russ99 is offline
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Interesting exercise.

First off, I have to wonder if Jerry (he'll be 79 in February of '15) will be owning the team in 2015, and if the team is sold, what kind of owner will we have?

It seems very obvious that all of Dunn, Rios and Peavy will be gone and a small chance Konerko could be signed to DH which frees up a ton of cash, yet most or all will need to be replaced.

Also, unless we see a drastic change in performance, both Beckham and Viciedo will become too expensive for what we get out of them, and will be traded.

First, next offseason - the FA's the Sox should go after are: James Loney and Martin Prado to replace Beckham and Rios.

Then in 2014 - with Dunn's contract expiring, the Sox should make a strong effort to sign Verlander away from the Tigers, especially if Chris Sale is locked into a below-market deal, and also either Colby Rasmus or Brett Gardner to hold down an OF spot. We could also use a solid setup guy since all of our experienced relief guys now will be gone - Jason Motte would be a good choice.

So here's my 2015 roster:

1B - James Loney
2B - Martin Prado
SS - Alexei Ramirez
3B - Jeff Keppinger
LF - Colby Rasmus
CF - Alejandro De Aza
RF - Trace Thompson / Keenyn Walker
DH - Paul Konerko
C - Josh Phegley

SP - Chris Sale
SP - Justin Verlander
SP - Jose Quintana
SP - Simon Castro
SP - Erik Johnson

CL - Addison Reed
SU - Jason Motte
SU - Donnie Veal
MR - Charlie Leesman
MR - Nate Jones
MR - Andre Rienzo
LR - Scott Snodgress

Bench:
C: Tyler Flowers - cheap for 3-4 more years.
IF: Carlos Sanchez
IF: Juan Silverio
OF: Courtney Hawkins
OF: Keenyn Walker / Trace Thompson
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