2017 Trade Deadline Day Chat
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Avi Garcia
12:22
Do the indians really seem like the best fit for britton? it seems they're already loaded in the bullpen and an injury prone rotation is more in need of fortification. so if not the indians where is the best spot for britton?
Travis Sawchik
12:22
I think the Indians could use another arm, particularly a left with Boone Logan likely lost for the season
Mike
12:23
Gray to Yankees is “gaining more traction” Do you think the Yanks have softened their stance on the no top 3 prospects?
Travis Sawchik
12:23
12:24
I don't know how much softening is occurring, though 3.5 hours before the deadline is probably when it would occur
The Yankees have a difficult balancing act ...
12:25
Their best days are still in 2019 and beyond, but they are also arriving ahead of schedule and adding an impact arm could help deliver a division
12:26
I can see being aggressive to a degree. But I'd hang on to Gleyber Torres
itsddub19
12:26
Should the Giants trade Bumgarner
Travis Sawchik
12:26
Wouldn't that be something?
12:30
Sorry about that!
I had about 20 browser windows open and my trusty laptop crashed #TradeDeadlineDayProblems
David B
12:30
How did Cleveland get out-bid for JD Martinez?
They could really use a RH OF bat, and apparently they were in on Martinez until the last minute.
Travis Sawchik
12:31
I think there should be a few teams kicking themselves on JD Martinez. Rockies, too
Steve
12:31
when does Dave come on? we don't want you
Travis Sawchik
12:32
I know I am poor opening act. I believe Dave will be on later ...
Thr33Rings
12:32
Garbage question. No way you should have even posted it. Mad Bum is the second best pitcher of this generation and the greatest postseason pitcher in history. He is the cornerstone of the Giant's dynasty and should be untouchable. No prospect will ever reach the greatness of Madison. He loves San Francisco and would block all trades even though he doesn't have a no trade clause. There would be a fan revolt... The Giants aren't the A's and treat their fans and players with respect! #FourRings
Travis Sawchik
12:33
I get it. I don't think it's a consideration. But is it really that crazy? This is a team 34.5 games out with one top 100 prospect on BA's midseason rankings http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2017-midseason-top-100-prospects...
Pinstripe Wizard
12:34
Chances that both Gray and Darvish aren't moved?
Travis Sawchik
12:34
12.5%
B
12:35
I know this is crazy, but what would the return be for Felipe Rivero? He is absolutely lights out, and looks like one of the best relievers in the game today.
Travis Sawchik
12:35
Hypothetically, Rivero should net a better return than Miller and Chapman did a year ago
If that kind of return is out there, Pirates should listen
12:36
And perhaps act...though I kinds of like the Pirates as a 2018 sleeper if they keep the core together
Bisciotti
12:36
Who has the best bullpen at the end of the day?
Travis Sawchik
12:37
Good question. And this might be a fluid situation. I love that the Yankees have five 30% K rate guys. Miller and Britton and Allen or Jansen and Britton would be incredible
Tom
12:38
thoughts on yankees including Dustin Fowler in gray trade? I know the Yankees have a high opinion of him.
Travis Sawchik
12:38
If the Yankees want a front line starter, the trade is going to have to hurt a little bit. I mean let's consider what they received for two months of Chapman last season
Pine Marten
12:39
"Hey Cashman, it's either Clint Frazier or Sonny Gray in a Red Sox uniform; choose wisely."
Travis Sawchik
12:39
I'd love to hear some of these phone conversations (or read the text exchanges ... complete with emojis)
Steve
12:40
Do Fangraphs World Series odds account for how a team's roster will look in the playoffs? For example, is a team being punished for having a bad No. 5 starter when that guy isn't even going to pitch in the playoffs?
Travis Sawchik
12:40
I don't believe so .... and the game is warped in the postseason
Jeff
12:41
Is the trade deadline as important as I think?
Travis Sawchik
12:41
No. It's a fun, drama-filled, but overrated event. I actually wrote about that idea today http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/history-suggests-we-curb-our-enthusiasm...
12:42
Teams can do more damage to themselves by buying than holding on deadline day
B
12:42
Chris Devenski has been less than dominant lately, do you think the Astros would be wise to add another bullpen piece in order to give him some rest? He's already pitched 60 innings, which is the most by anyone this season that hasn't started a game. Is there cause for concern with Devenski?
Travis Sawchik
12:44
He's had a rough July, for sure. Regardless, I could see the Astros trying to build an uber pen
filihok
12:44
Any reason to worry about Britton? He hasn't been real good in July
Travis Sawchik
12:45
Yeah, he's just come off the DL. So there is some fear and uncertainty there. But that should also drive the cost down and leave potential for a bargain
Fire Matheny
12:45
For the fantasy among us:  who is the guy to own in the San Diego and Minny bullpens 4 hours from now?
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