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SB Nation 2014 Off-season Simulation debriefing

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What a wild few days. Let's take a look at the carnage and check to see if the Phillies are still in the league.

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Have you ever thought your team’s GM made a stupid trade? Paid too much for a free agent? Wish you had the opportunity to run the team more effectively? I gave the opportunity to 30 fans to run their team how they saw fit in an Offseason Simulation, cramming an entire winter of transactions into four days. I gave each team a recommended budget and asked them to negotiate with each other on trades, and with me on free agents.

The following is a summary of what transpired over one week. You can see complete rules and timeline here. Here is a spreadsheet listing every team's payroll situation and where each free agent signed.

Here is a team-by-team summary of what transpired:

Qualifying offers made to:

Melky Cabrera

Nelson Cruz

Adam LaRoche

Francisco Liriano

Nick Markakis

Russell Martin

Victor Martinez

Hanley Ramirez

David Robertson

Pablo Sandoval

Ervin Santana

Max Scherzer

James Shields


Arizona Diamondbacks
•    Declined the option on P Daniel Hudson
•    Traded 1B Paul Goldschmidt, P Archie Bradley, P Braden Shipley, and OF Justin Williams to the Cubs for 3B Kris Bryant, P Pierce Johnson, and SP Dallas Beeler
•    Traded C Miguel Montero and $4 million to the Blue Jays for C Dioner Navarro and P Sean Nolin
•    Traded P Josh Collmenter and P Aaron Blair to the Astros for 1B Chris Carter and C Max Stassi
•    Traded 3B Jake Lamb and P Cody Reed to the Astros for P Scott Feldman, P Chad Qualls, 3B Matt Dominguez, and 2B Delino Deshields Jr
•    Signed SS Hanley Ramirez to a 5 year $130 million contract
•    Signed P Matt Albers to a 1 year $2 million contract
Payroll: $128.3 million
Recommended Budget: $123 million

Atlanta Braves
•    Non-tendered IF Ramiro Pena, P Kris Medlen, P Brandon Beachy, and P Jonny Venters
•    Traded OF Justin Upton, OF B.J. Upton, P Craig Kimbrel, P Aaron Norcraft plus $9 million to the Yankees for OF Brett Gardner, P Michael Pineda, OF Aaron Judge, P Manny Banuelos and SS Jorge Mateo
•    Traded OF Evan Gattis and SS Jorge Mateo to the Indians for P T.J. House, OF David Murphy and OF Tyler Naquin
•    Signed 3B Chase Headley to a 4 year $70 million deal with a $17.5 million vesting option
•    Signed OF Chris Young to a 1 year $2 million contract with up to $4.5 million in incentives
•    Signed C John Buck and P Jeff Francis to minor league contracts
Payroll:  $94 million
Recommended Budget: $122 million

Baltimore Orioles

•    Exercised the options on P Wei-Yin Chen and P Darren O’Day
•    Declined the options on OF Nick Markakis and C Nick Hundley
•    Traded C Caleb Joseph to the Pirates for OF Josh Bell
•    Signed SS J.J. Hardy for 3 years $40 million
•    Signed OF Nori Aoki to a 3 year $18 million contract
•    Signed 1B Billy Butler to a 1 year $6 million contract
•    Signed P Franklin Morales and P Brian Duensing to minor league contracts
Payroll: $128.1 million
Recommended Budget: $121 million

Boston Red Sox

•    Declined the option on P Craig Breslow
•    Non-tendered IF Jonathan Herrera
•    Traded C Christian Vazquez, SP Henry Owens, SP Rubby de la Rosa, SP Allen Webster, 3B Garin Cecchini, OF Bryce Brentz, OF Daniel Nava, and OF Nick Longhi to the Marlins for OF Giancarlo Stanton and 1B Mark Canha
•    Traded OF Yoenis Cespedes to the Astros for P Collin McHugh, P Mike Foltyznewicz, and OF Jake Marisnick
•    Traded P Edwin Escobar to the Rockies for P Jhoulys Chacin, C Michael McKenry and $3 million
•    Traded Jackie Bradley, Jr. to the Giants for P Kyle Crick and P Mike Kickham
•    Traded P Collin McHugh, P Kyle Crick, P Jhoulys Chacin, and P Edward Mujica to the Reds for P Mat Latos
•    Traded  1B Allen Craig, P Brian Johnson, and $5 mill to the Royals for P Greg Holland
•    Traded IF Brock Holt and 3B Will Middlebrooks to the Marlins for P Nathan Eovaldi and P Chris Hatcher
•    Traded P Joe Kelly to the Indians for P Danny Salazar, OF Michael Bourn and $10 million
•    Traded P Brandon Workman to the Indians for IF Tony Wolters, IF Ronny Rodriguez and P Luis Lugo
•    Signed P Kenta Maeda to a 5 year $60 million contract
•    Signed P Brandon McCarthy to a 3 year $42 million contract
•    Signed P Koji Uehara to a 2 year $18 million contract
•    Signed IF Asdrubal Cabrera to a 3 year $21 million contract
•    Signed P Neal Cotts to a 1 year $1.75 million contract
•    Signed C David Ross, OF Corey Hart, P Anthony Swarzak and P Brandon Kintzler to minor league contracts
Payroll: $178.5 million
Recommended Budget: $178 million

Chicago Cubs

•    Exercised the option on P Jacob Turner and P Kyuji Fujikawa
•    Non-tendered P James McDonald and C John Baker
•    Traded 3B Kris Bryant, P Pierce Johnson, and SP Dallas Beeler to the Diamondbacks for 1B Paul Goldschmidt, P Archie Bradley, P Braden Shipley, and OF Justin Williams
•    Traded 1B Paul Goldschmidt, P Eric Jokisch, P Justin Grimm to the Rays for P Chris Archer, P Enny Romero, P Ryne Stanek, 2B Ryan Brett, P Blake Snell, 3B Richie Shaffer, and P Grant Balfour
•    Traded P Edwin Jackson, IF Luis Valbuena and $6 mill to the Royals for P Jason Vargas, P Christian Binford, and P Cody Reed
•    Traded OF Ryan Sweeney and P Felix Doubront to the Twins for P Mike Pelfrey and 2B Eddie Rosario
•    Traded 3B Mike Olt to the Yankees RP Adam Warren, C JR Murphy, and P Ty Hensley
•    Traded OF Albert Almora and 1B Dan Vogelbach to the Rays for IF Ben Zobrist and P Taylor Guerreri
Traded P Travis Wood to the Yankees for 2B Jose Pirela and P Brady Lail
Traded P Kyuji Fujikawa to the Giants for P Stephen Johnson
Signed P James Shields to a 4 year $76 million contract with a $19 million vesting option
•    Signed P David Robertson to a 3 year $30 million contract with a two $10 million club options ($1.5 mill buyout)
•    Signed P Tsuyoshi Wada to a 1 year $4 million contract
•    Signed IF Ramon Santiago and IF Gordon Beckham to minor league contracts
Payroll: $98 million
Recommended Budget: $98 million

Chicago White Sox

•    Declined the option on P Felipe Paulino
•    Non-tendered OF Dayan Viciedo and P Ronald Belisario
•    Traded P Daniel Webb and 1B Rangel Ravelo to the Phillies trade for P Jonathan Papelbon and $3 million
•    Acquired OF Ryan Raburn from the Indians for cash considerations
•    Signed OF Melky Cabrera to a 4 year $40 million contract
•    Signed P Edinson Volquez to a 2 year $15 million contract with a $10 million club option ($2 million buyout)
•    Signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 1 year $12 million contract
•    Signed P Andrew Miller to a 4 year $45 million contract
•    Signed OF Dayan Viciedo to a 1 year $3 million contract
Payroll: $113.3 million
Recommended Budget: $101 million

Cincinnati Reds
•    Exercised the option on P Jonny Cueto
•    Declined the options on IF Jack Hannahan and OF Ryan Ludwick
•    Non-tendered P Logan Ondrusek
•    Traded P Mat Latos to Boston for P Collin McHugh, P Kyle Crick, P Jhoulys Chacin, and P Edward Mujica
•    Traded P Ben Lively and P Ismael Guillon to the Rays for OF Matt Joyce
•    Traded P Homer Bailey to the Blue Jays for SS Richard Urena and P John Stilson
•    Signed IF Stephen Drew to a 1 year $4 million contract
•    Signed OF Chris Denorfia to a 1 year $1 million contract
•    Signed IF John McDonald to a minor league contract
Payroll: $127.4 million
Recommended Budget: $123 million

Cleveland Indians
•    Declined the option on IF Mike Aviles
•    Traded IF Dorrsys Paulino, OF James Ramsey, and P Mitch Brown to the Brewers for P Kyle Lohse
•    Traded P Danny Salazar, OF Michael Bourn and $10 million to the Red Sox for P Joe Kelly
•    Traded 2B Joe Wendle and OF Carlos Moncrief to the Phillies for P Jonathan Pettitbone
•    Traded IF Tony Wolters, IF Ronny Rodriguez and P Luis Lugo to the Red Sox for P Brandon Workman
•    Traded P T.J. House, OF David Murphy and OF Tyler Naquin to the Braves for OF Evan Gattis and SS Jorge Mateo
•    Traded P Josh Tomlin to the Giants for P Christian Jones
•    Traded OF Ryan Raburn to the White Sox for cash considerations
•    Signed OF Nelson Cruz to a 2 year $36 million contract with a $15 million vesting option or $10 million club option
•    Signed P Mike Adams to a 1 year $4 million contract with a $5 million vesting option
•    Signed IF Emilio Bonifacio to a 3 year $10.5 million contract with a $5 million club option ($1.5 million buyout)
•    Signed 3B Jack Hannahan, DH Jason Giambi, P Bruce Chen, P Esmil Rogers, P Aaron Harang, P Eric Stults, and P Matt Guerrier to minor league contracts
Payroll: $97.2 million
Recommended Budget: $90 million

Colorado Rockies

•    Exercised the option on P Latroy Hawkins
Declined the option on P Brett Anderson
•    Traded 2B D.J. LeMahieu and OF Kyle Parker to the Brewers for P Wily Peralta and 1B Matt Clark
•    Traded P Jhoulys Chacin, C Michael McKenry and $3 million to the Red Sox for P Edwin Escobar
•    Traded IF Josh Rutledge, P Brooks Brown and 1B Ben Paulsen to the Pirates for P Mark Melancon
•    Signed P Brett Anderson to a 2 year $15 million contract
•    Signed C Nick Hundley to a 1 year $1.5 million contract
Payroll: $104.4 million
Recommended Budget: $105 million

Detroit Tigers
•    Non-tendered OF Andy Dirks and OF Don Kelly
•    Exercised the options on C Alex Avila and P Joakim Soria
Traded P Anibal Sanchez to the Mariners for P Cliff Lee, OF Jon Jay, P Matt Brazis and $8 million
Traded P Rick Porcello to the Dodgers for P Ross Stripling
•    Traded OF Steven Moya to the Mets for P Bartolo Colon and $3 million
•    Traded OF Daniel Fields to the Mariners for P Tyler Olson
•    Signed P Chihiro Kaneko to a 4 year $40 million contract
•    Signed DH Victor Martinez to a 4 year $50 million contract
•    Signed OF Mike Carp to a 1 year $2 million contract
•    Signed OF Don Kelly to a 1 year $500,000 contract
•    Signed 1B Daric Barton and P Joel Hanrahan to minor league contracts
Payroll: $179.6 million
Recommended Budget: $178 million

Houston Astros
•    Traded P Collin McHugh, P Mike Foltyznewicz, and OF Jake Marisnick to the Red Sox for OF Yoenis Cespedes
•    Traded 1B Chris Carter and C Max Stassi to the Diamondbacks for P Josh Collmenter and P Aaron Blair
•    Traded P Scott Feldman, P Chad Qualls, 3B Matt Dominguez, and 2B Delino Deshields Jr to the Diamondbacks for 3B Jake Lamb and P Cody Reed
•    Traded OF L.J. Hoes to the Athletics for IF Nick Punto, P Michael Ynoa and C Bruce Maxwell
•    Traded OF Dexter Fowler to the Twins for P Tommy Milone and P Stephen Gonsalves
•    Traded 1B Telvin Nash to the Phillies for 1B Ryan Howard and $50M 
•    Traded P Jason Stoffel to the Brewers for P Jonathan Broxton and $4.5M
•    Traded P Richard Rodriguez and 1B MP Cokinos to the Marlins for 3B Casey McGehee  
•    Signed P Phil Coke to a 1 year $1.5 million contract with a $1 million club option
•    Signed P Josh Johnson to a 1 year $1.5 million deal with $1.5 million in incentives
•    Signed P Andrew Bailey to a 1 year $1 million contract
•    Signed OF Tyler Colvin to minor league contracts
Payroll: $48.5 million
Recommended Budget: $65 million

Kansas City Royals
•    Exercised the option on P Wade Davis
•    Declined the option on 1B Billy Butler
•    Non-tendered IF Jayson Nix and P Aaron Crow
•    Traded P Jason Vargas, P Christian Binford, and P Cody Reed to the Cubs for P Edwin Jackson, IF Luis Valbuena and $6 mill
•    Traded P Kyle Zimmer, IF Hunter Dozier, 1B Ryan O’Hearn and P Ramon Torres to the Nationals for P Jordan Zimmerman and OF Brian Goodwin
•    Traded P Greg Holland to the Red Sox for 1B Allen Craig, P Brian Johnson, and $5 mill
•    Traded P Jeremy Guthrie, 2B Omar Infante and $2.2 million to the Blue Jays for P R.A. Dickey and C Josh Thole
•    Traded P Louis Coleman, P Sam Selman, and P John Lamb to the Rays for IF Sean Rodriguez and $1.4 million
•    Traded P Tim Collins to the Brewers for P Ariel Pena
•    Signed P Luke Hochevar to a 3 year $10 million contract with a $4.5 million club option ($2 mill buyout)
•    Signed 2B Hector Olivera ta 3 year $9 million contract
•    Signed P Jason Frasor to a 3 year $6.5 million contract
•    Signed OF Jonny Gomes to a 1 year $2.5 million contract
•    Signed P Joe Thatcher to a 1 year $1.3 million contract
•    Signed P James McDonald, P Jose Veras, P Scott Baker, P Juan Carlos Oviedo and P Matt Lindstrom to minor league contracts
Payroll: $101.8 million
Recommended Budget: $105 million

Los Angeles Angels

•    Exercised the option on P Huston Street
•    Non-tendered IF Gordon Beckham and P Wade LeBlanc
•    Traded C Hank Conger to the Blue Jays for OF Anthony Gose
•    Signed P Ervin Santana to a 3 year $40 million contract
•    Signed IF Juan Francisco to a 1 year $2 million contract
•    Signed IF Donnie Murphy, IF Ramiro Pena, P Buddy Carlyle, P Jonny Venters, P Brad Mills, P Chris Perez, P Jeff Manship to minor league contracts
Payroll: $159.5 million
Recommended Budget: $171 million

Los Angeles Dodgers

•    P Brian Wilson and P Dan Haren both exercised their player options
•    Decline the option on P Chad Billingsley
•    Non-tender IF Darwin Barney
•    Traded IF Juan Uribe to the Indians for 3B Lonnie Chisenhall and P Nick Hagadone
•    Traded OF Matt Kemp, OF Scott Van Slyke and $80 million ($16 million per year for five years) for SS Chris Taylor and P Tom Wilhelmsen
•    Traded P Ross Stripling to the Tigers for P Rick Porcello
•    Traded C A.J. Ellis to the Mariners for OF Logan Bawcom
•    Signed C Russell Martin to a 4 year $60 million contract
•    Signed P Casey Janssen to a 3 year $15 million contract
•    Signed OF Ichiro Suzuki to a 1 year $7 million contract
•    Signed P Chad Billingsley to a 1 year $5 million contract with up to $4 million in incentives
•    Signed IF Mike Aviles and P Jamey Wright to minor league contracts
Payroll: $237.6 million
Recommended Budget: LOL

Miami Marlins

•    Exercised the option on C Jeff Mathis
•    Traded OF Giancarlo Stanton and 1B Mark Canha to the Red Sox for C Christian Vazquez, SP Henry Owens, SP Rubby de la Rosa, SP Allen Webster, 3B Garin Cecchini, OF Bryce Brentz, OF Daniel Nava, and OF Nick Longhi
•    Traded P Nathan Eovaldi and P Chris Hatcher to the Red Sox for IF Brock Holt and 3B Will Middlebrooks
•    Traded 3B Casey McGehee to the Astros for P Richard Rodiguez and 1B MP Cokinos
•    Traded P Arquimedes Caminero and P Mike Dunn to the Pirates for P Jeff Locke
•    Traded P Brad Hand and OF Austin Wates to the Brewers for 1B Justin Smoak
•    Signed IF Darwin Barney to a 2 year $10 million contract
•    Signed P Joe Beimel signs with the Marlins for 2 years $4 million
•    Signed P Kyle Kendrick to a 2 year $5 million contract
•    Signed IF Kelly Johnson to a 2 year $3.5 million contract
•    Signed P Nick Masset to a 2 year $3 million contract
•    Signed OF Scott Hairston to a 1 year $900,0000 contract
•    Signed C JP Arencibia, 1B Lyle Overbay, OF Endy Chavez, P Kevin Slowey and P Scott Downs to minor league contracts
Payroll: $55.7 million
Recommended Budget: $60 million

Milwaukee Brewers
•    3B Aramis Ramirez agree to exercise his mutual option
•    Exercised the option on P Yovanni Gallardo
•    Declined the option on 2B Rickie Weeks
•    Non-tender P Brandon Kintzler
•    Traded P Marco Estrada to the Mariners for 1B Justin Smoak and P Anthony Fernandez
•    Traded P Wily Peralta and 1B Matt Clark to the Rockies for 2B D.J. LeMahieu and OF Kyle Parker
•    Traded IF Orlando Arcia, OF Victor Roache, and P David Goforth to the Rays for 1B James Loney, P Alex Colome, P Steven Geltz, and IF Tim Beckham
•    Traded P Kyle Lohse to the Indians for IF Dorrsys Paulino, OF James Ramsey, and P Mitch Brown
•    Traded 1B Justin Smoak to the Marlins for P Brad Hand and OF Austin Wates
•    Traded OF Geraldo Parra and $2 million to the Blue Jays for P Austin Biebens-Dirkx
•    Traded P Ariel Pena to the Royals for P Tim Collins
•    Traded P Will Smith to the Nationals for P Pedro Severino and $2 million
•    Traded P Jonathan Broxton and $4.5M to the Astros for P Jason Stoffel
•    Traded 1B Jason Rogers to the Twins for OF Max Kepler
•    Signed P Jon Lester to a 7 year $192 million contract with a vesting option for $20 million
•    Signed P Tom Gorzelanny to a 2 year $6 million contract
•    Signed P Francisco Rodriguez to a 2 year $6 million contract
•    Signed P Daniel Hudson to a 1 year $500k deal with a $2.5 million club option and up to $1 million in incentives
•    Signed P Sergio Santos to a 1 year $750,000 contract with a $2 million option
•    Signed IF Ruben Tejada and P Joe Saunders to minor league contracts
Payroll: $113.3 million
Recommended Budget: $114 million

Minnesota Twins
•    Decline the option on P Jared Burton
•    Non-tender IF Eduardo Nunez, P Anthony Swarzak, and P Brian Duensing
•    Traded P Tommy Milone and P Stephen Gonsalves to the Astros for OF Dexter Fowler
•    Traded P Ricky Nolasco, OF Travis Harrison and $2 million to the Nationals for P Bryan Harper
•    Traded P Mike Pelfrey and 2B Eddie Rosario to the Cubs for OF Ryan Sweeney and P Felix Doubront
•    Traded P Michael Cederoth to the Cardinals for OF Randal Grichuk
•    Traded OF Max Kepler to the Brewers for 1B Jason Rogers
•    Signed P Francisco Liriano to a 3 year $36 million contract
•    Signed OF Colby Rasmus to a 2 year $22 million contract
•    Signed P Kris Medlen to a 2 year/$12 million deal with an $8 mill club option ($1 mill buyout)
Payroll: $95.4 million
Recommended Budget: $94 million

New York Mets

•    Non-tendered IF Ruben Tejada, OF Eric Young, P Dana Eveland and P Buddy Carlyle
•    Traded P Jon Niese to the Blue Jays for SS Jose Reyes and $21 million 
•    Traded P Bartolo Colon and $3 million to the Tigers for OF Steven Moya
•    Signed OF Alex Rios to a 1 year $4 million contract
•    Signed P Craig Breslow, P Dana Eveland to minor league contracts
Payroll: $74.2 million
Recommended Budget: $98 million

New York Yankees
•    Non-tender P Esmil Rogers
•    Traded OF Brett Gardner, P Michael Pineda, OF Aaron Judge, P Manny Banuelos and SS Jorge Mateo to the Braves for OF Justin Upton, OF B.J. Upton, P Craig Kimbrel, P Aaron Norcraft plus $9 million
•    Traded P Luis Severino, P Ian Clarkin, P Caleb Smith, C Gary Sanchez, and 1B Greg Bird to the Phillies for P Cole Hamels, SS Jimmy Rollins and $33.5 million
•    Traded OF Carlos Beltran and $8 million to the Giants for OF Gregor Blanco and P Jean Machi.
•    Traded RP Adam Warren, C JR Murphy, and P Ty Hensley to the Cubs for 3B Mike Olt
•    Traded 2B Jose Pirela and P Brady Lail to the Cubs for P Travis Wood
•    Traded P Preston Claiborne and OF Ramon Flores to the Rays for P Brandon Gomes and OF Brandon Guyer
•    Signed P Ryan Vogelsong to a 1 year $7 million contract
•    Signed P Joel Peralta to a 2 year $4 million contract
•    Signed IF Alberto Callaspo to a 1 year $2 million contract
•    Signed IF Mark Reynolds to a minor league contract
Payroll: $222.4 million
Recommended Budget: $224 million

Oakland Athletics
•    Declined the option on SS Hiroyuji Nakajima
•    Traded P Scott Kazmir, P Jarrod Parker, OF Sam Fuld, 3B Renato Nunez, and P Raul Alcantara to the Nationals for OF Steven Souza and P Blake Treinen
Traded OF Josh Reddick and P Ryan Cook to the Indians for IF Jose Ramirez
•    Traded IF Nick Punto, P Michael Ynoa and C Bruce Maxwell to the Astros for OF L.J. Hoes
•    Signed P Max Scherzer to a 6 year $200 million deal with two options worth up to $57 million
•    Signed P Gavin Floyd to a 1 year $5.5 million contract
•    Signed 2B Rickie Weeks to a 1 year, $5 million contract with a $7 million club option ($1 mill buyout)
•    Signed IF Mark Ellis, IF Jonathan Herrera, P Josh Outman to minor league contracts
Payroll: $84.8 million
Recommended Budget: $91 million

Philadelphia Phillies
•    Declined the option on P Mike Adams
•    Traded P Cliff Lee, P Antonio Bastardo and $15 million ($10 million in 2015) to the Mariners for P Dominic Leone, P Luis Gohara, and P Mayckol Guaipe
Traded P Cole Hamels, SS Jimmy Rollins and $33.5 million to the Yankees for P Luis Severino, P Ian Clarkin, P Caleb Smith, C Gary Sanchez, and 1B Greg Bird
•    Traded 2B Chase Utley and $10 million to the Nationals for OF Michael Taylor, P Taylor Jordan, and P Austin Voth
•    Traded 1B Ryan Howard and $50M to the Astros for 1B Telvin Nash
Traded P Jonathan Papelbon and $3 million to the White Sox for P Daniel Webb and 1B Rangel Ravelo
•    Traded OF Marlon Byrd to the Rangers for P Wilmer Font and P Keone Kela
•    Traded P Tyler Buckley to the Pirates for OF Jose Tabata
•    Traded P Colton Murray to the Giants for P Tim Lincecum and $5 million
•    Traded P Jonathan Pettibone to the Indians for 2B Joe Wendle and OF Carlos Moncrief
•    Signed IF Jose Fernandez to a 6 year $80 million contract
•    Signed IF Jhung-Ho Kang to a 4 year $20 million contract
•    Signed P Chris Capuano to a 1 year $3 million contract
•    Signed P Jerome Williams to a 1 year $2.5 million contract
•    Signed SS Everth Cabrera to a 1 year $2 million deal with $2 million in incentives
•    Signed P Brandon Beachy to a 1 year $3 million contract with up to $3 million in incentives
•    Signed 1B Gaby Sanchez, SS Clint Barmes, P Kevin Correia, P Randy Wolf, and P Roberto Hernandez to minor league contracts
Payroll: $132.6 million
Recommended Budget: $178 million

Pittsburgh Pirates

•    Non-tendered 1B Gaby Sanchez
•    Traded 3B Pedro Alvarez, P Vance Worley, and OF Reese McGuire to the Padres for P Ian Kennedy, P Nick Vincent, 1B Tommy Medica, and IF Yangervis Solarte
•    Traded OF JaCoby Jones, OF Andrew Lambo and P Jared Hughes to the Rays for P Jeremy Hellickson and OF Mikie Mathook
•    Traded P Mark Melancon to the Rockies for IF Josh Rutledge, P Brooks Brown and 1B Ben Paulsen
•    Traded OF Josh Bell to the Orioles for C Caleb Joseph
•    Traded P Jeff Locke to the Marlins for P Arquimedes Caminero and P Mike Dunn
•    Traded OF Jose Tabata to the Phillies for P Tyler Buckley
•    Signed P Justin Masterson to a 3 year $30 million contract with a $12 million mutual option
•    Signed P Pat Neshek to a 2 year $8.5 million contract
•    Signed P Carlos Villanueva to a 1 year $2.5 million contract
•    Signed P Logan Ondrusek to a 1 year $750,000 deal
•    Signed IF Josh Wilson, IF Eduardo Nunez, P Jared Burton, and P Felipe Paulino to minor league contracts
Payroll: $81.7 million
Recommended Budget: $86 million

San Diego Padres
•    Decline the option on P Josh Johnson
•    Non-tendered IF Everth Cabrera and P Eric Stults
•    Traded P Ian Kennedy, P Nick Vincent, 1B Tommy Medica, and IF Yangervis Solarte to the Pirates for 3B Pedro Alvarez, P Vance Worley, and OF Reese McGuire
•    Traded OF Carlos Quentin and $2 million to the Blue Jays for 1B Adam Lind
•    Traded OF Will Venable to the Cardinals for P Boone Whiting
•    Traded OF/1B Yonder Alonso to the Rays for OF Kes Carter
•    Traded P Robbie Erlin to the Mariners for 1B Xavier Scruggs
•    Signed OF Yasmany Tomas to a 8 year $128.8 million contract
•    Signed P Jake Peavy to a 2 year $26.5 million contract
•    Signed P Tim Stauffer to a 2 year $3.4 million contract
•    Signed C Wil Nieves, IF Chris Nelson, OF Reed Johnson, OF Nyjer Morgan, and P Heath Bell to minor league contracts
Payroll: $97.1 million
Recommended Budget: $99 million

San Francisco Giants

•    Non-tendered 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa and P J.C. Gutierrez
•    Traded P Tim Lincecum and $5 million to the Phillies for P Colton Murray
•    Traded OF Gregor Blanco and P Jean Machi to the Yankees for OF Carlos Beltran and $8 million
•    Traded P Kyle Crick and P Mike Kickham to the Red Sox for OF Jackie Bradley Jr.
•    Traded P Stephen Johnson to the Cubs for P Kyuji Fujikawa
•    Traded P Christian Jones to the Indians for P Josh Tomlin
•    Traded P Javier Lopez to the Cardinals for C Ed Easley
•    Signed 3B Pablo Sandoval to a 6 year $100 million contract
•    Signed P Jason Hammel to a 4 year $48 million contract
•    Signed P Sergio Romo to a 2 year $12 million contract
Signed C Ryan Doumit to a 1 year $1 million contract
•    Signed 1B Travis Ishikawa, OF Nate Schierholtz and P Ronald Belisario to minor league contracts
Payroll: $177.7 million
Recommended Budget: $169 million

Seattle Mariners

•    Traded P Dominic Leone, P Luis Gohara, and P Mayckol Guaipe to the Phillies for P Cliff Lee, P Antonio Bastardo and $15 million ($10 million in 2015)
•    Traded P Cliff Lee, OF Jon Jay, P Matt Brazis and $8 million to the Tigers for P Anibal Sanchez
•    Traded 1B Justin Smoak and P Anthony Fernandez to the Brewers for P Marco Estrada
•    Traded C Tyler Marlette and P Victor Sanchez to the Cardinals for OF Jon Jay and 1B Xavier Scruggs
•    Traded P Tyler Olson to the Tigers for OF Daniel Fields
•    Traded 1B Xavier Scruggs to the Padres for P Robbie Erlin
•    Traded OF Logan Bawcom to the Dodgers for C A.J. Ellis
•    Signed IF Jed Lowrie to a 3 year $24 million contract with a $8 million club option and a $3 million buyout
Payroll: $133.1 million
Recommended Budget: $118 million

St. Louis Cardinals

•    Exercise the option of P John Lackey
•    Traded OF Jon Jay and 1B Xavier Scruggs to the Mariners for C Tyler Marlette and P Victor Sanchez
•    Traded OF Randal Grichuk to the Twins for P Michael Cederoth
•    Traded P Boone Whiting to the Padres for OF Will Venable
•    Traded C Ed Easley to the Giants for P Javier Lopez
•    Signed OF Nick Markakis to a 4 year $62 million contract
•    Signed OF Mike Morse to a 3 year $30 million contract
•    Signed P Luke Gregerson to a 3 year $18 million deal
•    Signed P Zack Duke to a 3 year $10 million contract
Payroll: $122.5 million
Recommended Budget: $122 million

Tampa Bay Rays
•    Exercised the option of IF Ben Zobrist
•    Declined the option of P Joel Peralta
•    Traded P Chris Archer, P Enny Romero, P Ryne Stanek, 2B Ryan Brett, P Blake Snell, 3B Richie Shaffer, and P Grant Balfour to the Cubs for 1B Paul Goldschmidt, P Eric Jokisch, P Justin Grimm
•    Traded P Jeremy Hellickson and OF Mikie Mathook to the Pirates for OF JaCoby Jones, OF Andrew Lambo and P Jared Hughes
•    Traded IF Ben Zobrist and P Taylor Guerreri to the Cubs for OF Albert Almora and 1B Dan Vogelbach
•    Traded 1B James Loney, P Alex Colome, P Steven Geltz, IF Tim Beckham to the Brewers for IF Orlando Arcia, OF Victor Roache, and P David Goforth
•    Traded IF Sean Rodriguez and $1.4 million to the Royals for P Louis Coleman, P Sam Selman, and P John Lamb
•    Traded P Brandon Gomes and OF Brandon Guyer to the Yankees for P Preston Claiborne and OF Ramon Flores
•    Traded OF Kes Carter to the Padres for OF/1B Yonder Alonso
•    Signed OF Michael Cuddyer to a 2 year $22 million contract
•    Signed P Rafael Soriano to a 2 year $20 million contract
•    Signed P Kwan-Hyun Kim to a 6 year $29 million deal with two club options
•    Signed OF Ryan Ludwick to a minor league contract
Payroll: $83.1 million
Recommended Budget: $84 million

Texas Rangers

•    Declined the option of OF Alex Rios
Traded IF Jurickson Profar to the Blue Jays for P Aaron Sanchez and P Miguel Castro
•    Traded P Wilmer Font and P Keone Kela to the Phillies for OF Marlon Byrd
•    Signed OF Torii Hunter to a 1 year $8 million contract
•    Signed P Colby Lewis to a 1 year $3 million contract
Payroll: $145.3 million
Recommended Budget: $149 million

Toronto Blue Jays
•    Exercised the options of P J.A. Happ and 1B Adam Lind
•    Declined the options of P Brandon Morrow, P Dustin McGowan, P Sergio Santos, and C Josh Thole
•    Non-tendered IF Juan Francisco
•    Traded SS Jose Reyes and $21 million to the Mets for P Jon Niese
•    Traded P Aaron Sanchez and P Miguel Castro to the Rangers for IF Jurickson Profar
•    Traded 1B Adam Lind to the Padres for OF Carlos Quentin and $2 million
•    Traded P R.A. Dickey and C Josh Thole to the Royals for P Jeremy Guthrie, 2B Omar Infante and $2.2 million
•    Traded SS Richard Urena and P John Stilson to the Reds for P Homer Bailey
•    Traded P Austin Biebens-Dirkx to the Brewers for OF Geraldo Parra and $2 million
•    Traded OF Anthony Gose to the Angels for C Hank Conger
•    Signed P Jesse Crain to a 1 year $4 million contract
•    Signed P Burke Badenhop to a 3 year $7 million contract
•    Signed P Jim Johnson to a 1 year $1.5 million deal with a $1.5 million option ($500k buyout)
•    Signed OF Grady Sizemore to a minor league deal 
•    Signed C Chris Gimenez, P Matt Belisle and P Dustin McGowan to minor league contracts
Payroll: $136.1 million
Recommended Budget: $148 million

Washington Nationals

•    Declined the options on 1B Adam LaRoche and P Rafael Soriano
Traded P Jordan Zimmerman and OF Brian Goodwin to the Royals for P Kyle Zimmer, IF Hunter Dozier, 1B Ryan O’Hearn and P Ramon Torres
•    Traded OF Michael Taylor, P Taylor Jordan, and P Austin Voth to the Phillies for 2B Chase Utley and $10 million
•    Traded P Pedro Severino and $2 million to the Brewers for P Will Smith
•    Traded P Bryan Harper to the Twins for P Ricky Nolasco, OF Travis Harrison and $2 million
•    Signed P Joba Chamberlain to a 3 year $7 million contract
•    Signed P Brandon Morrow to a 2 year $10 million contract
Payroll: $163.8 million
Recommended Budget: $147 million

It was again a year full of fireworks and fun, and I want to thank all thirty participants for their time and commitment. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the experience, I am all ears. 

Also use this to give your opinion on transactions (but please be respectful to the GM!) and for the GMs, talk a little bit about what happened behind the scenes.