SB Nation Winter Meetings Simulation Pt. 2

oh great, now I won't have any grit on my team. - USA TODAY Sports

Join Fake Kevin Towers on his journey to add much needed grit to his current roster. Will your favorite player be traded? Stick around and find out.

Over the course of this week, fellow SB Nation editors, writers, and contributors will be making trades, negotiating for free agents, and angering fans. BattleMoses and I will be controlling the team and we want YOU to help us with some of the decisions. Throughout this week will post some of the offers and trades that occur during this simulation. Want us to go get David Price? Submit your offer and reasoning behind it. Want Alex Rodriguez? Well too bad, that's a terrible idea.

Any questions? Go ahead and ask them in the comment section below.


Here's the timeline:
Monday, November 4, 9am ET - Simulation begins - teams can trade, negotiate/sign free agents
Monday, November 4, noon ET - Qualifying offers on free agents, silent bid on Masahiro Tanaka and Seung Kwan Oh for posting
Tuesday, November 5, noon ET - All club options for players must be picked up or declined. Declined options go into the free agent pool. 
Wednesday, November 6, 5pm ET - All arbitration-eligible players must be tendered or non-tendered. Non-tendered players go into the free agent pool.
Friday, November 8, 1pm ET - Simulation ends

Some ground rules:
  • We rewind to the end of the regular season so Jose Abreu and Alexander Guerrero are still free agents.
  • The assumption is your GM has resigned and been replaced. The new GM is free to set their own organizational philosophy.
  • We're not concerned with the 40 man roster.
  • Players with no-trade clauses cannot be traded (this includes players with 10-5 rights). Players with limited no-trade clauses can be traded, but I reserve the right to veto it if I think the player would not accept the trade.
  • Minor leaguers can be traded, but must be specified. No Players to be named Later. Cash may be dealt, but the amount must be specified.
  • You are free to frontload or backload contracts, although player preferences are for contracts not to be backloaded. Anything ridiculous will not be accepted. You can offer player, club, mutual, and vesting options.
  • Top offer will typically be taken, although there may be exceptions if a player has a preference on where he wants to play (NY over Pittsburgh; older vet may want to play for a "winner.")
  • If you would like to follow along with the rest of the simulation, the entire thing will be recapped on Royals Review so join us on this ride and enjoy it while we can.

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