Winter Meetings Open Thread/Simulation Game

I can see England from my house! - Leon Halip

Cup here, again. I’m writing to let AN readers know of a game I am participating in with representatives from the other 29 SBN baseball blogs. Thought you might like to follow along.

Max from Royals Review (a great blog to visit if you want to read about another team sometimes) is running a simulation in which each GM is "sent" to the Winter Meetings. In this scenario, Billy Beane has retired to run (insert desired English Premier League team here) and put me in charge. Sorry, David Forst.

Without going into too many details, I will have the responsibilities of the GM as of the day the season ended for the A's. That means, I'm picking whose options to pick up (or not), who to tender (or not), and who to sign as free agents. You can read more details about the simulation, and follow the official transactions using this page Max has set up at Royals Review:

http://www.royalsreview.com/2012/12/3/3716514/sb-nation-winter-meeting-simulation-thread#comments

I thought I'd have this thread open on AN in case anyone wants to talk about the sim, or talk about the Winter Meetings in general. Of course, in preparation for this, I've been scanning current and old threads for good ideas. All I can tell you about my strategy is that it will be different than Beane's, but I don't know how differently my team would actually perform. I will also post a wrap-up article on Friday to tell you guys what my experience was.

So, chat here about the Winter Meetings while I make my first free agent offer: 7 years/$160M to Zack Greinke.


Just kidding. Or am I....

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Athletics Nation

You must be a member of Athletics Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Athletics Nation. You should read them.

Join Athletics Nation

You must be a member of Athletics Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Athletics Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker