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It's Time to be a GM and Protect Your Players: NL West version

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a MLB GM?

How about the GM of all 30 teams?

Over the next week or two, I will posting a real life fantasy scenario where you all will get that chance. 

Here is your scenario:

There is a new expansion draft format and for one day you get to be a GM of all 30 teams. Here's the catch; you can only protect three players from each organization (sorry not 15, then 3 more, etc., that would take way too long). You get the player as is with his current contract (it makes things more interesting). Keep in mind each teams financial statuses.

Today's version: NL West

Much much more after the jump.

Diamondbacks protect: Justin Upton, Daniel Hudson, Ian Kennedy

Analysis: I think this was a fairly easy group to select.

Dodgers protect: Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Dee Gordon

Analysis: The first two were easy and the Dodgers are going to need some young talent like Dee Gordon in the future. I wanted to go with Andre Ethier, but I just couldn't do it.

Giants protect: Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Buster Posey

Analysis: No questions here.

Padres protect: Mat Latos, Casey Kelly, Cameron Maybin

Analysis: Honestly, I have no idea here. I like what Mat Latos did a year ago, but he does not seem like the same pitcher. Maybin has turned it up lately, but I still do not see a franchise player with the Padres. Padre fans help me out please. 

Rockies protect: Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos GonzalezUbaldo Jimenez Jhoulys Chacin

Analysis: Again, the first two were easy, but I went out on a limb for the third. Chacin has youth and can pitch which the Rockies are sorely lacking.

Critique away.

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