As talks have heated up and Simulation teams across the league make their moves, the Simulation Twins held their focus on the starting rotation. This afternoon they are happy to announce signings for Scott Baker, Carlos Villanueva, and Manny Parra.
"We're happy with what we were able to accomplish in the last 24 hours," said Interim GM Jesse Lund as he sat down with absolutely no media this afternoon. He went on to complain about the market for starting pitching, giving the following examples of just how off-the-charts some offers were.
- Joe Blanton to Boston for 2 years and $18 million
- Shaun Marcum to the Astros for 5 years and $52 million
- Brandon McCarthy to the Rockies for 4 years and $55 million
- Jair Jurrjens to the Astros for 2 years and $11.5 million
- Zack Greinke to the Blue Jays for 6 years and $175 million
- Ryan Dempster to the Royals for 3 years and $42 million
- Anibal Sanchez to the Brewers for 6 years and $90 million