Rotoman is the Twins GM!

For the second year in a row Brian Joura of asked me to participate in his GM Simulation.

Here’s the deal: 30 baseball writers are given the rosters of the major league teams and are asked to simulate the offseason. For the second year in a row I had the Twins.

joe_mauer_by_keith_allisonLast year, I dumped Joe Mauer, saved some money and improved the team.

This year, I made more like the real Twins and made Mauer the (downcast) face of the organization. All that money spent on a mild-mannered first baseman who is no Superman made improving the team difficult, but maybe having Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano and Brian Dozier and lots of other young talent will be enough.

I put down some notes about my plans and how I executed them here, at Brian’s site.

You’ll find the comments of other owners on the project page.

I encourage your comments about my moves and everyone else’s. I’m not an expert on the Twins farm system, but it seemed to me there might be enough talent in Gonsalves and Stewart to shore up the rotation if the hitters came through, but that’s far from a sure thing. What is for sure is that there wasn’t the money to buy a better starter than what we already had.



Fantasy Flash Meet Up Tonight!

I’ll be at Foleys (at 18 West 33rd Street, NYC) tonight with Mike Siano and some other folks talking baseball near beer and the Phil Humber perfect game ball!


Community Forecasters Wanted

The Book Blog’s Community Forecasts Survey is under way. If you follow a team closely, contribute your estimate of games played for the entire roster. Pooled estimates have proved to be the most accurate playing time estimates out there, and player projections improve with better playing time predictions.