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San Francisco Giants: An Offseason Simulation Rebuilds Giants’ Roster

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 09: General manager Farhan Zaidi of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the dugout before the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 9, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 09: General manager Farhan Zaidi of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the dugout before the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 9, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 09: General manager Farhan Zaidi of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the dugout before the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 9, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Giants are in need of some roster revamps. So, that’s exactly what we did in the FanSided “Faux GM Simulation.” Take a look at what we rebuilt the Giants roster to look like!

In what might be coming an annual tradition for FanSided’s MLB department, we undertook a three day offseason period where editors from all MLB sites posed as GM’s for their respective teams. Editor, Daniel Sperry, managed the San Francisco Giants representing Around the Foghorn.

There are a couple ways I could’ve gone. I could either pull a Bobby Evans and wait on anything and everything else to happen before I overpaid someone, or I could be a Jerry Dipoto and make constant trades.

With the Giants’ financial situation, I had to trade and move around some salary. I also thought I could win out the Bryce Harper bidding, but that was out of control as well. As a reminder this was all a simulation. The idea was that each GM would be acting in the interest and way that their own GM’s would be acting. So, I did my best to rebuild the Giants into a contender overnight, and at the same time make some changes when it came to the salary situation. So here’s what happened.

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