Before the real Winter Meetings take place in the coming weeks, representatives from FanSided’s MLB division put on their general manager caps for their respective teams.
Technically, we weren’t even supposed to get this simulation kicked off until today, but plans changed as our excitement took over. Colby and I accomplished quite a bit in our first 24 hours as the ‘general managers’ of the Seattle Mariners, shipping off three starters from the 2019 roster while acquiring loads of quality MLB and MiLB talent.
Before we dive into our completed deals, let’s first go over what exactly our plan (shoutout to Jon Heyman) was heading into this simulation. That plan, of course, is rather simple; make way for the youth by shipping off Dee Gordon and clearing the outfield logjam, acquire controllable Major League ready or near Major League ready talent, and react to the market.
We’ve already done all three, or at least begun the process on certain things. However, some of the biggest items on our to-do list have very little traction at this time, such as finding a deal for Mitch Haniger and/or Omar Narváez. Even then, we still feel really good about where we’re at with what we’ve done thus far.