Taking part in FanSided’s annual Mock GM Meetings, where editors and contributors alike take control of their respective site’s teams, the Chicago Cubs said goodbye to a superstar and hello to a batch of exciting young prospects.
Before we hit the panic button and turn this into a ‘War of the Worlds’ type chaos, I will preface how this is not an actual trade by the Chicago Cubs. Instead, it is a simulation. Each year FanSided’s MLB division puts together a Mock Winter Meetings for their editors and contributors and allows them to play general manager for a week.
As is the same thing in real life, there are parameters and guidelines we must follow to wheel and deal, and, as you would expect, chaos ensues. It is a fun time and a chance to imagine how you see things and would ultimately do things given the opportunity to step into such a role.
This year I got lucky with the opportunity and am running things with one of our site experts, Nicholas Blazek. As real-life rumors abound surrounding the future of star catcher Willson Contreras, we took it upon ourselves to make a move. Sadly, we collectively decided to trade Contreras. However, it could be a deal that works out for both clubs.