All of the experts at MLB FanSided will participate in a faux winter meetings this week so be aware of some faux San Diego Padres moves.
MLB FanSided is conducting their annual faux Winter Meetings this week and I’m ready to roll as the San Diego Padres expert.
Through the week you may see some posts about some fake trades and signings, so don’t be alarmed and start retweeting as actual news.
We’ll make sure it’s clear in the headline that this is part of our simulation, but it should be a very fun practice.
My hope during this week will be to move the Wil Myers‘ contract, find a frontline starter, and rebuild the outfield.
There are already conversations underway to make some of these moves happen.
I’m also going to be playing with a $140 million payroll, so let’s hope the front office is willing to spend big this offseason. I plan to sign at least one big free agent pitcher, but I will try my best to make sure the contract is reasonable.
Stephen Strasburg has already gone way over budget, so don’t get your hopes up there.
While we do have an expert for all 30 teams, obviously not everyone is as active as others — and we have just a week to get all these deals done — so it may be hard working out certain trades.
Still, this will be a very fun exercise and there is a lot of excitement and participation already taking place.
I hope you all join along and follow our simulation as it has been a lot of fun in the past, and who doesn’t want to play GM and spend someone else’s money?
Look for several posts throughout the week as we make trades and signings as part of the MLB FanSided faux Winter Meetings!