2017 Trade Deadline Day Chat
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CamdenWarehouse
2:20
Red Sox can have Beef for pretty cheap
Paul Swydan
2:20
Now I just need to know who Beef is. Wellington Castillo?
Chris S
2:20
With 1500 people in chat each asking roughly 2 questions and a response time of 30 seconds, answering everybody would take an easy 25 hours... in case people are upset about their question not being answered.
Paul Swydan
2:20
There's actually 1,692 people in here right now. And I love every single one of you.
CB
2:20
What do you do if you're the Cardinals? I say sell, sell, sell.
Paul Swydan
2:21
I mean, their only impending free agents are Lynn - who they are trying to deal - and Duke, who literally just came back from Tommy John.
2:22
Looking to players who are FA after '18 - no one wants Wainwright, Rosenthal is already expensive, ... and that's basically it.
They don't really have an opportunity for a traditional sell-off.
Kruser
2:22
Deadline, draft day or winter meetings is the most hectic for FG?
Paul Swydan
2:23
Oh, deadline day for sure.
Draft day and winter meetings, we tend to have a much better sense of what's going to happen, based on our industry connections.
But at the deadline, things are frenzied, and people don't have the time to talk or actively won't talk because they don't want to give away leverage.
Beastin 25/8
2:23
Machado get dealt in the offseason?
Paul Swydan
2:24
The Orioles looked like a team who should have been rebuilding back when they hired Duquette. Since then, he's worked his Duquette Magic to keep them in the hunt every year. This year, the pitching fell apart at the same time Machado had a slow start, and that sort of doomed them, but I expect Duquette to fire it up again next year.
2:25
Angelos has never really liked rebuilding.
Bo
2:25
So the Sox are going to stick with Devers it appears? Smart move?
Paul Swydan
2:25
So far, it does. And yes, I think it's the right move. He is a special talent, and he doesn't seem fazed by big league pitching at all so far.
John
2:25
Leaving out the Red Sox, what team would you most like to see go on a Yankee-like dynastic run in the next ten years?
Paul Swydan
2:26
Well, you have to say besides the Red Sox and the Rockies. I worked for the Rockies for seven years, and my heart still pumps purple. Aside from those two teams, probably the Dbacks or the Astros or the Twins. A team in the middle of the country/is often ignored nationally.
Josh Donaldson
2:27
Hey Paul fan of the site,love your articles on baseball.May i ask when will i be traded.
Paul Swydan
2:27
Not before the winter.
BringInDaFunk BringInDaNiese
2:27
Where's Matt Klaassen?
Paul Swydan
2:28
Matt is now in mothballs. He'll be activated when the politicians and cyborgs have wiped out all the millenial analysts. He will be there for us in our time of need.
Anon
2:28
The Red Sox are gonna crash hard in 2-3 years.
Paul Swydan
2:29
Well, that all depends on how much money they want to spend to keep Betts, Bogaerts and Bradley around. I think it's safe to say that they won't retain all three, at which point, yes, the team will quite likely find itself on hard times.
Guest
2:29
Jumbo Diaz..... exciting move
Paul Swydan
2:30
Hey, Guest, that wasn't a trade. FOCUS PEOPLE!
Jeb
2:30
Can we talk about next year's trade deadline? Otani + Stanton for Rendon + Harper?
Paul Swydan
2:30
I like your optimism Jeb.
Pretty sure Otani will have a lot of no-trade protection. If the dude is really going to sacrifice $100+ million to come to the States early, the least he can do is get to have a say over where he plays.
BringInDaFunk BringInDaNiese
2:31
Love seems a little strong
Paul Swydan
2:31
Yeah, well, it's true. Without you people I'd have to get a real job, and I'd have to put my kids in daycare. I'm a very lucky guy.
Miky
2:31
So Teoscar Hernandez going to Toronto. Isn't he, like, better than Aoki right now?
Paul Swydan
2:32
Not by the projections, but if memory serves, he's not a guy who is easy to pin down by projections.
West Coast Wreck
2:32
Do the Redsox have enough left to pry Flowers front eh Braves.  1 more year of control after this one.
Paul Swydan
2:32
Yes, definitely, though the Braves seem happy to keep him.
davels
2:32
I'd think the Phillies would be interested in moving Cameron Rupp to the Red Sox for... ?  low level lottery players?
Paul Swydan
2:33
I'm not sure Rupp is enough of an upgrade to make a fuss about. But yes, low-level prospects.
Moltar
2:33
What do you think of the Mets targeting so many relief prospects? Just the best they could do, or a conscious decision considering the rising cost of relievers?
Paul Swydan
2:34
The Mets had to take what they were given because they were too cheap to pay for Reed's contract. I think that all of the players played the same position because they essentially got 3 lottery tickets. If one pays off, then score. Makes sense to have them at the same position.
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