This is a project where 30 people got together to act as the GMs of the 30 MLB teams with the idea of conducting the offseason in one week. This is what happened in this simulation, not a prediction of what will happen in real life.
By Greg Jarvis
Mark Trumbo – FA
Matt Wieters – FA
Darren O’Day – Trade
Ubaldo Jimenez – Trade
Evan Gattis, C – Trade
Jesse Hahn, SP – Trade
Alex Avila, C – FA
Brandon Moss, OF – FA
Michael Saunders, OF – FA
Aaron Hill, IF – FA
Stephen Drew, IF – FA
The Orioles’ main targets for this off season were to resign Mark Trumbo and Matt Wieters, as well as strengthen starting pitching. Unfortunately, we were outbid on Wieters and Trumbo and had to turn in another direction.
With the loss of Wieters, it was imperative to pick up some catcher depth to not rely Caleb Joseph. The addition of Alex Avila as a free agent helped in that area. Also, in an attempt to drop some salary, we were able to pick up Evan Gattis in a trade for Ubaldo Jimenez dropping his unpredictability as well as his $13.5 million contract for a net gain of $8.3 million back on the payroll.
With Trumbo leaving the team, outfield depth was also addressed with free agent pick ups of Brandon Moss and Michael Saunders. Infield depth was also addressed with the pick ups of Aaron Hill and Stephen Drew.
A trade with Darren O’Day gained the Orioles a starting pitcher in Jesse Hahn while also losing O’Day’s $6 million salary in exchange for Hahn’s $600k that cleared space for other free agent additions. The Orioles also elevated Dylan Bundy, Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright to the 25-man roster to fill in pitching holes.
|Evan Gattis||C||$5,200,000||Trade||Obtained for Ubaldo Jimenez|
|Jesse Hahn||SP||$600,000||Trade||Obtained for Darren O’Day|
|TOTAL – BAL||$154,990,000.00|