Offseason Simulation: I'm the Guy Running the Cardinals

So Max Rieper over at Royals Review is doing an offseason simulation, and i'm the mock GM of the Cardinals. Our simulation has been going on since November 7th, and will continue until the 12th. Here's what i've done so far, give me your feedback in the comments.

Picked up the $500 K option on John Lackey for 2015

Traded Jon Jay and Xavier Scruggs to the Mariners for C Tyler Marlette and RHP Victor Sanchez

Currently in talks involving Chris Carter

Currently in talks involving Carlos Gonzalez

Made offer to Andrew Miller 3/$18 mil

Made offer to Luke Gregerson 3/$13 mil

Let me know if you have any suggestions as to what my next move should be.