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The 2021 Offseason Simulation Giants




The 2021 Royals Review Offseason Simulation just wrapped up today. As always, there were some pretty crazy transactions, so I wanted to post the final Giants roster here for everyone to see. I'll start with listing all of the transactions that took place, and then the final Giants roster. (Note: I was not the fake GM. I'm not sure who was. I just thought it would be fun to share the results.)

Transactions:

Misc:

- Club option for IF Wilmer Flores exercised

- Club option for RP Jose Alvarez exercised

- Club option for SP Johnny Cueto declined

- RP John Brebbia non-tendered

- OF Alex Dickerson non-tendered

Signings:

- RP Daniel Hudson, 1 yr/$4 million

- 1B/OF Ryan O'Hearn, MiLB Deal

- RP Tony Watson, MiLB Deal

- SP Max Scherzer, 2 yrs/$76 million

- SP Julio Teheran, MiLB Deal

- IF Freddy Galvis, MiLB Deal

- OF Nick Castellanos, 5 yrs/$90 million

- RP Steve Cishek, MiLB Deal

- 1B Brandon Belt, 1 yr/$9 million

- IF Pablo Sandoval, MiLB Deal

- IF Asdrubal Cabrera, 1 yr/$2 million w/incentives

Trades:

Giants acquire IF/OF Wil Myers from the Padres for SP/RP Sammy Long, 3B Casey Schmitt

Giants acquire SP Wade Miley from the Reds for SP Sean Hjelle

Giants acquire SP Freddy Peralta, OF Jackie Bradley Jr., SP Josh Lindblom from the Brewers for OF Mike Yastrzemski, IF Tommy La Stella, RP Tyler Rogers, OF Heliot Ramos

Giants acquire SP Kyle Hendricks from the Cubs for OF Luis Matos, SP Will Bednar, SP Manuel Mercedes, SS Dilan Rosario

Overall, more trades than I would've expected, and far more prospects traded away than the real Giants will be willing to part with. I expect all of Heliot Ramos, Luis Matos, and Will Bednar to still be in the organization come opening day. Same goes for the established major leaguers traded away, such as Yastrzemski, La Stella, and Rogers. The free agent signings are also interesting. Castellanos certainly would be a nice bat, but not necessarily at that contract length. Regardless, below is the final roster from the simulation.

Lineup:

C Joey Bart

1B Brandon Belt

2B Wilmer Flores

3B Evan Longoria

SS Brandon Crawford

LF Nick Castellanos

CF LaMonte Wade Jr.

RF Wil Myers

Batting Order:

CF LaMonte Wade Jr.

1B Brandon Belt

LF Nick Castellanos

SS Brandon Crawford

RF Wil Myers

3B Evan Longoria

C Joey Bart

2B Wilmer Flores

Bench:

C Curt Casali

1B/OF Darin Ruf

IF Asdrubal Cabrera

OF Steven Duggar

OF Austin Slater

Starting Rotation:

Max Scherzer

Logan Webb

Freddy Peralta

Kyle Hendricks

Wade Miley

Bullpen:

CL Camilo Doval

SU Jake McGee

SU Daniel Hudson

MR Dominic Leone

MR Jarlin Garcia

MR Tony Watson

MR Jose Alvarez

MR Zack Littell

Other roster options:

1B/OF Ryan O'Hearn, IF Freddy Galvis, IF Thairo Estrada, IF/OF Mauricio Dubon, IF Pablo Sandoval, OF Jackie Bradley Jr., RP Jay Jackson, RP Kervin Castro, RP Steve Cishek, SP Tyler Beede, SP Julio Teheran

The outfield defense takes a big hit in the name of offense, but the rebuilt and upgraded rotation looks like it can more than make up for it. That rotation can rival any other rotation in the league, and the dominant bullpen from last year is almost entirely the same. There also is still a good amount of depth due to some complimentary signings.

Here are the destinations for some of the notable Giants FAs:

SP Kevin Gausman - Colorado Rockies, 5 yrs/$90 million with incentives

IF/OF Kris Bryant - Los Angeles Angels, 6 yrs/$210 million

SP Anthony DeSclafani - Toronto Blue Jays, 2 yrs/$20 million w/$10 million club option for 2024 w/$2 million buyout

SP Alex Wood - Milwaukee Brewers - 3 yrs/$22 million

SP Johnny Cueto - Philadelphia Phillies - MiLB Deal

IF Donovan Solano - Pittsburgh Pirates - 1 yr/$2.5 million

SP Aaron Sanchez - Minnesota Twins - 1 yr/$4.5 million

OF Alex Dickerson - Atlanta Braves - MiLB Deal

RP John Brebbia - Miami Marlins - MiLB Deal

Bonus: Tommy La Stella was traded again, this time by the Brewers to the A's as part of a package for Matt Olson!

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