Originally Posted by CPditka
I think you have to offer arb to PK, Putz, and AJ. AJ is the only questionable one. Either you bring him back for 1 more year (and probably only that) at an inflated salary, or you get picks for him. And with our farm system, we really need the high picks. I think he will want a multiyear deal.
As much as Ive liked AJ in the past, Im hoping for the later. We need compensatory picks. It has really helped some of the successful org's.
I honestly think if the Sox offer AJ arb, though, he takes it. How many teams are going to give up their 1st/2nd round draft pick for a 33-year-old catcher who plays spotty defense and is coming off one of the worst years of his career?