It is the week of our SB Nation Off-season Simulation, where we take 30 fans and put them in charge of baseball teams for a week. Max Rieper, Shaun Newkirk, Matthew LaMar, and Alex Duvall debrief on how the simulation went, plus we touch on what the Royals may do this off-season. Among the topics we discuss:
What did Matthew do as GM of the Royals?
How did a big Angels/Royals trade go down?
What did the simulation teach us about how difficult it is for teams to make moves in real life?
Will the Royals spend in what is expected to be a quiet off-season in baseball?
Links to some of the things we discussed:
Matthew’s recap on running the Royals.
David Lesky’s column and Hokius’ column on how the Royals may be able to take advantage of an off-season of austerity
Matthew’s article on how the Royals can continue to invest in player development.