The FanSided Site Experts collaborated on a fake simulation of the offseason. Let’s break down the moves we made for the Boston Red Sox.
The Site Experts for each of the FanSided MLB sites participated in a simulation of the 2018-19 offseason over the course of the last few days. Acting as General Manager of the Boston Red Sox, I made bids on free agents and had trade discussions with other Site Experts representing their respective teams.
It’s a fun exercise that isn’t meant to predict what will actually happen this offseason. I put myself in Dave Dombrowski’s shoes to make the moves I would like to see come to fruition for the Red Sox this winter.
Or at least I tried to. As is the case in real life, sometimes teams get outbid for their targets and some of my fellow faux General Managers weren’t willing to part with players I hoped to trade for. I was competing with 29 other GM’s looking to improve the outlook of their team’s roster so I couldn’t simply snatch up anyone I wanted. Even in a fake simulation, players are only allowed to sign with one team.
That being said, I hardly came up empty and feel satisfied with the results.