November 2011. (RSVP news): The Cincinnati Reds today announced the resignation of Walt Jocketty as general manager of the team. Jocketty explained the reason for his resignation as getting too much pressure from a certain website known as RedsOctober. The site had been pressuring Walt to quit sitting around contemplating his next move and to actually do something of significance to improve the Reds for 2012. Robert Castellini, owner of the Reds, said that now Walt could spend even more time at his country club.
In further news Mr. Castellini announced that since the fans are so well informed he has picked a general manager from one of them. The new general manager will have a payroll of 88 million dollars, of which 62.8 million is already committed.
The new GM must decide which of these Arbitration eligible players he will sign and for how much:
Volquez (1.6 million in 2011) Massett (1.54) Bray (.65) Arredondo (.48) Bailey (.44) and Janish (.44)
The new GM must decide whether to resign the following Free Agents and for how much:
Hernandez, Cordero, Renteria , and Willis. Remember that Hernandez and Cordero are type A free agents.
Finally Mr. Castellini said that since all fans want to make blockbuster trades, he will allow one blockbuster trade to be made by the new GM, providing the overall payroll does not exceed 88 million dollars.
So now as the new GM you have your assignment, what’cha gonna do when the fans turn on you..