The good people over at Royals Review came up with a great concept. One member of each of the baseball sites is taking over their team for a week. Chairman Jim Reinsdorf selected (I volunteered first) yours truly to be the GM of the White Sox.
All of the rosters were reset to the day after the World Series. Each simulated general manager is responsible for all decisions pertaining to the team. Here you can read the full rules and follow along as Commissioner RoyalsRetro updates the transaction report.
I decided to give contracts to Gordon Beckham and Alejandro De Aza, but let Dan Johnson and Philip Humber walk.
I picked up Gavin Floyd's option and bought out Kevin Youkilis, Brett Myers and Jake Peavy.
Wasting no time, GM KenWo got to work. I offered Chris Sale to the Pirates for Andrew McCutchen. They wanted to clear some contract space, so they requested Nestor Molina and Wandy Rodriguez also be involved in the deal. Done. Andrew McCutchen is now the man in CF under possibly the best contract in the game. You're welcome.
C: Tyler Flowers, Hector Gimenez
INF: Paul Konerko, Gordon Beckham, Alexei Ramirez, Brent Morel, Adam Dunn, Carlos Sanchez
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Dayan Viciedo, Alex Rios, Alejandro De Aza, Jordan Danks
SP: John Danks, Gavin Floyd, Wandy Rodriguez, Hector Santiago, Jose Quintana
RP: Addison Reed, Matt Thornton, Nate Jones, Jesse Crain, Donnie Veal, Brian Omogrosso, Dylan Axelrod
Right now I am at $107.2 million.
I need to pick up a third baseman, probably via trade. I am also in negotiations for some free agents and there is also plenty of trade talk going around.
Tonight is just the first night. It goes on all week. I expect to make some more big moves.