In our final article covering FanSided’s MLB GM Simulation, we take a look back and evaluate our performance and look over our new look Washington Nationals
As our keen readers will recall, throughout the past week or so, we’ve been posting articles about FanSided’s GM Simulation. Site Expert Blake Finney has been attempting to craft a Washington Nationals roster in this sim, so now it’s time to review how he did.
As a quick note, a special thanks to Contributor Ross Shinberg who played the role of right-hand man to make sure that our faux GM didn’t get out of hand. Pretty much every move went through him first, to ensure nothing went awry, so this team is partly his baby too.
For this exercise, all the Site Experts and Contributors from around FanSided’s MLB Division came together to take part in a simulated offseason. The point was to have a somewhat realistic offseason projection, or at least more so than any site doing it on their own, in order to replicate the competition for signings and trade candidates.
Here are the articles that we’ve published so far if you want to read in more detail:
- Traded for Chicago Cubs second baseman Ian Happ
- Signed Zach Britton to a three-year deal
- Extended Anthony Rendon on a six-year contract
- Brought in Dallas Keuchel as a free agent
- Traded away Tanner Roark and Michael Taylor to the Texas Rangers
- Assorted Free Agent signings to round out the team
Once you’re all caught up on the details on the various moves we’ve made, let’s dive into the review of the whole process. First up, is the grades for all of the moves that we made individually.