Fansided Faux Winter Meetings Wrap-Up for Marlin Maniac

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Nov 19, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; The jumbotron shows a photo of Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton after a press conference at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

In House Moves:

The first two moves of the Winter Meetings were two in-house moves. The first one was the opposite of what the Marlins did in real life with catcher Jeff Mathis. The second move was the same as the one the Marlins made in real life.

Declined Option on catcher Jeff Mathis:
This was an easy choice for me. While I do appreciate Mathis’ defense behind the plate, his weak hitting didn’t justify the $1 million contract he was due at the time.

Extended RF Giancarlo Stanton for 13-years $325 million; Opt-out after 2020 season; NTC
Nothing new here, just signed Giancarlo to the same extension he signed in real life. His $6.5M salary for the 2015 season really set the wheels in motion for the rest of my Winter Meetings.

The Mathis move came before the exact details of Stanton’s extension were known. Working under the assumption that Stanton would be making a higher AAV, I decided to part ways with Mathis. I likely would have picked up Mathis’ option if I had a better idea of the particulars of Stanton’s contract.

Next: Trades (part 1)