FanSided’s MLB offseason simulation is finished and our 40-man roster is finalized.
It was a real fun week for the site experts of each and every MLB site in the FanSided network. For a few days, we got to put on our general manager hats and act as the decision-makers for our favorite teams. Colby and I ran with it as the faux GMs of the Seattle Mariners, tapping into our inner Jerry Dipoto and going wild on the trade market.
We set out to do a number of things and practically checked everything off our to-do list. Several 2019 starters were traded, but several Major Leaguers were brought back. Very little damage was done to the farm system; in fact, it actually grew stronger with the additions of Kevin Kramer and Brandon Marsh. It was, in our eyes, a very successful simulation in which we stayed patient and reacted to the market.
After swinging the Omar Narváez deal to the Angels that acquired both Marsh and Andrew Heaney, we felt we were pretty much done with very few loose ends to tie off. In the final day of the simulation, we attempted to make some smaller prospect swaps but no one really bit. Instead, we polished off our 40-man roster through free agency.