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 Brian Mullen
My team for the third straight year was the Houston Astros. I decided against attempting to resign any of the club’s free agents, however I kept all my arbitration eligible players. I traded reliever Will Harris to the Blue Jays for outfielder Dalton Pompey, and as a result of that transaction was able to deal Evan Gattis to the Orioles straight up for Ubaldo Jiminez, thus solidifying my starting rotation.
With all the relatively young talent in the infield and outfield, I didn’t see the need to shake up too much of the starting 9. Altuve, Correa, Bregman, Springer, Tucker etc. should be Astros fixtures for a long time. Losing Jason Castro to free agency caused a need for a catcher, so after a failed bid to sign free agent closer Kenley Jansen I channeled my remaining cash at signing a quality catcher and found my man in Wilson Ramos, who would be a fine addition to the real Houston squad. He would be a great fit to help take a quality pitching staff to the next level.
|Player||Salary in Millions|
CLUB DECLINED ARBITRATION
STILL ON THE BOOKS FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS
Pat Neshek 500,000
OTHER PLAYERS IN SYSTEM NOT ON 25 MAN ROSTER