I'd like to try a slightly different approach to You Are The GM. Instead of looking at the entire team, I'd like to try looking at just one position. For starters, I thought 3B for the Angels might be interesting.
You are Tony Reagins. You have just been hired to replase Angels GM Bill Stoneman. Your team has made the playoffs the last 2 years but has gotten blown out by Boston both times. Your predecessor took a lot of heat from the press for failing to find a power hitter to back up Vlad and for failing to trade prospects for immediate help.
Third base has been a problem since Troy Glaus left. Glaus' heir apparent, Dallas McPherson has been beset by a series of debilitating back injuries and poor play on the field. Chone Figgins, who is coming off a terrific year, has gotten the most PT, but does not provide power. The backup last year was Maicur Izturis who's skill set is similar to Figgins. Brandon Wood is a potential superstar who might not be quite ready. Robb Quinlan is a veteran benchwarmer who plays occasionally.
Who do you want to play 3B for the Angels in 2008? Why? How does your choice affect the future of the team.