But my main point being, let's not get hung up on choo or using BP as a salary dump to free up money to sign choo. That'd leave us in quite the bind if we freed up the money then choo signs elsewhere. My whole theory in the offseason is to assume choo will not be back and keep the payroll around the same level in case you can sign him. Use Phillips to acquire player(s) that'd pick up the loss in production by choo. If choo returns, we could make a spot for him. Don't focus your offseasons efforts around one player, you may get burned.