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2015-16 SBN Sim Offseason

We did a Sim Offseason again, and I worked to re-create the 2010-11 Texas Rangers

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Over the past week, I participated in a Sim Offseason, working as the g.m. of the Texas Rangers.  You can see the entire offseason here.  Looking at just my moves:

Non-tendered Kyle Blanks, Carlos Corporan, Anthony Bass, Bobby Wilson

Acquired Austin Hedges from San Diego for Prince Fielder, Jurickson Profar, Tony Watson, and $10 million ($2 mill per year for five years)

Acquired Ian Kinsler from Detroit for Shin-Soo Choo, Rougned Odor and $10M in 2019 and 2020

Acquired Nelson Cruz from Seattle for Derek Holland, Ryan Cordell and Leonys Martin

Acquired C.J. Wilson and $10 million from the LA Angels for Ti’Quan Forbes

Acquired Andres Blanco from Philadelphia for Lisalverto Bonilla

Acquired Tony Watson from Pittsburgh for Drew Robinson and Jose Leclerc

Signed Mike Napoli to a 2 year $12 million deal

Signed Cliff Lee to one year $5 million deal

Signed Colby Lewis to a 1 year $5 million deal

Signed David Murphy and Neftali Feliz to minor league deals

Recommended Budget: $156 million

Final Payroll: $140.8 million

As you can see, I largely succeeded in my goal to recreate the 2010-11 Texas Rangers, while staying within my budgetary constraints.  I didn't want to move Derek Holland, who, of course, was part of the 2010-11 Rangers, and in retrospect, I wish I'd found another way to bring Nelson Cruz back.