Your Offseason Plan in 3 Moves or Less
The rules: You cannot add more than $20MM to the 2013 or 2014 payroll. Three moves or less. Try to keep it as realistic as possible.
1. Trade Leake, Gregorius, Heisey and Corcino for Justin Upton
2. Sign Grady Sizemore to a 1 year, $3MM contract
3. Sign Ryan Madson (or Joakim Soria) to a 1 year, $6MM contract
Opening Day Roster
CF Sizemore/Stubbs platoon (keeps Sizemore healthy, keeps Stubbs vs LHP)
SS Cozart (pop at the bottom of the order, and batting ahead of the pitcher could help boost his OBP)
SP Chapman/Cingrani (these two should be able to throw roughly 100-125 IP each, with the other one continuing to "stretch out" in the minors or in a long relief role)
CL Madson or Soria
*In 2014, Hamilton takes over in CF/leadoff (or sooner if Sizemore can't stay healthy), and Marshall or Hoover takes over closing duties.
Last edited by Benihana; 11-13-2012 at 11:53 AM.