Texas Rangers Trades in the FanSided Faux GM Simulation

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SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 29: Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers takes as swing during an at-bat in a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 29, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners won the game 4-1. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

Prior to Thanksgiving, a group of FanSided MLB Writers took part in a faux GM simulation; where we traded, signed, and extended the contracts of various players on their squad. Here’s what the Texas Rangers did.

I love rebuilds. I’ve said it tons of times before but I will say it again.

I love rebuilds.

So, when I signed on to be the “GM” of Texas Rangers for the FanSided Faux GM simulation, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Did you guess a rebuild?

Give yourself a pat on the back, because you’re right.

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The Rangers are in a very interesting place right now. They aren’t exactly contenders, with the Astros and the A’s sharing the top spot in the AL West, and with the Angels on the rise, it’s time the Rangers reset and rewrite their game plan.

So, during the three days in which this simulation took place, I worked hard to shake up the look of this Rangers squad. I probably made a couple of mistakes, but then again, there is a reason that Jon Daniels is there in the Rangers front office and I’m not.

That said, it was fun using my baseball knowledge for something as interesting as this. Rather than just ranting about the state of major league baseball to friends who have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about.

This sim was about learning what makes these teams tick. It was about feeling the emotions, if even for a few days, that GMs and Presidents of Baseball Ops feel every day.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the trades made by the Texas Rangers in the FanSided Faux GM simulation.