2017 Trade Deadline Day Chat
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Dave Cameron
1:29
I wouldn't trade Gray for a package where Mateo was the best guy, so yeah.
5 Run Homer
1:30
The return for Liriano won't be very impressive, will it?
Dave Cameron
1:30
Salary dump, most likely.
John
1:30
Nationals in the mix for Kintzler, you think they end up with one of the better playoff bullpens?
Dave Cameron
1:30
Well I wouldn't really want to trust Kintzler inducing groundballs to Daniel Murphy in October, but that's just me.
A. Reitz
1:31
Are trades generally announced right away? I feel like there's always a slew that come in in that last hour or so which makes me feel like the clubs just haven't announced it until it's at the deadline to maybe...prevent other clubs from dealing to counter?
Dave Cameron
1:31
You only have to tell the commissioner's office by 4 pm, which means sometimes they don't get out to the public until closer to 5.
So yeah, we'll hear about some deals after the deadline passes.
Moltar
1:31
oooooo liriano to the Astros, now we're cooking
Dave Cameron
1:31
Feels more like a simmer to me.
Maybe a poach?
1:32
Instead of the hot stove, it's the sous vide.
Adam Rosales just got traded for the 214th time
Going to AZ since they lost Owings yesterday.
Richard
1:32
If the Astros acquire Liriano, think he might take a turn or two in the rotation to give McCullers a bit of break/ DL stint?
Dave Cameron
1:32
Definitely possible. In October, he's your lefty specialist.
1:33
Rosenthal says HOU may be getting close on Britton.
1:34
Tom
1:34
How many Fangraphs memberships would you have to sell to get a Rosenthal?
Dave Cameron
1:34
18 million
A. Reitz
1:35
Maeda can't go 5 innings and Ryu, is not fine...Yes, the Dodgers have "depth" at SP but it doesn't mean it's good depth and it's not at all depth you trust if you're one of the front runners to win the WS...
Dave Cameron
1:35
Did you watch last postseason? No starter besides the aces goes more than 5 IP in October. Ryu has a 90 ERA-, 94 xFIP-.
v2micca
1:36
If the Dodgers are really going after Darvish, how much of the move is motivated by them just trying to keep him away from other contenders?
Dave Cameron
1:36
Not much. Doesn't seem to be a huge Darvish market right now.
Jr.
1:36
Who would you rather start in game 7 of the World Series, Davish or Gray?
Dave Cameron
1:36
Darvish.
HappyFunBall
1:37
If the Astros get Liriano, and could put him in the pen with Devenski and Peacock, why would they ever have to let a starter throw more than twice through the order? They could get hit with a rash of injuries and have to go with a "bullpen start" and be better off for it!
Dave Cameron
1:37
Seems pretty likely HOU's playoff plan is to get innings from Keuchel and bullpen game everything else.
McCullers, Peacock, Devenski each as ~3 inning, high-K guys.
Rob
1:38
But can't they just finalize the trade in the winter like the Padres did with Turner, or does the new rule cover that as well?
Dave Cameron
1:38
Turner deal wasn't finalized until the next summer, which is why Turner had to play in SD's system for half the year. New rule explicitly says 2017 draftees can't be traded until after World Series.
Coner
1:39
Waiting for August seems like an interesting risk for some frequently reported trade targets - how frequently do teams block players with waiver claims to prevent them from going to a potential playoff rival?
Dave Cameron
1:39
The guys that would get blocked get moved in July.
No one is going to bet $60 million on Verlander just to block someone else.
jkim
1:40
How much do you trust Baez/Morrow as primary setup guys for the playoffs?
Dave Cameron
1:40
I'd probably rather have someone else in that mix, but Buehler could be that guy.
Guest
1:41
Dave, if a guy clears waivers in August, can the team trading him can still kick in cash right?  probably a dumb question, because otherwise, seems like they couldn't trade him.
Dave Cameron
1:41
Yes, you can still pay down a player's salary in August.
Shawn
1:42
Think Britton closes in Houston? Or still Giles?
Dave Cameron
1:43
Probably Britton if he can prove he's healthy. You don't want to use him for multi-inning situations given his arm issues, so Giles fits better in the 7th/8th role where he can come in and stay through the next inning.
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