2017 Trade Deadline Day Chat
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Paul Swydan
2:09
Because lots of teams have corner players for sale, and players you mention like Bruce and Upton may get traded in August, reducing the urgency of acquiring them today.
Dave Cameronaunepetitegraine
2:09
Can the yankees just give the Nats 400,000,000$ and get Bryce Harper now?
Paul Swydan
2:10
Not sure how that would work, exactly, since they'd ALSO have to give Bryce Harper an additional $400M.
Gus
2:10
Why don't more Liriano type pitchers seem to move at the deadline? Cheap potentially good bullpen innings, right?
Paul Swydan
2:11
Because most teams would rather just hang on to their guys than take back a lesser return. Luckily for Toronto, their LF has been so bad that Aoki might actually be an upgrade.
Nikos
2:11
Should the yanks trade Jaime Garcia before the deadline and make him feel like he makes a very bad first impression?
Paul Swydan
2:11
I would love to see that.
Trent
2:11
What happens to Zack Cozart.  He likely won't be traded, so do you see an extension or a FA deal in his future?  And would something like 3/50 be about right?
Paul Swydan
2:11
Yes, that does sound about right. Maybe a little high on the dollars, but in that ballpark. I wouldn't be surprised if he stayed in Cincy. Peraza and Alcantara aren't really blowing anyone away.
Brian Cashmon
2:11
Hey Paul, I calculated surplus value for Sonny Gray and I only got about $58 million. Yes, this is more valuable when placed on the fun part on the win cycle, but Quintana was worth $100 million. Gray is not as long term as people think because his arb salaries might be highish.
Paul Swydan
2:12
Yes, I think that's fair. I don't think that in our corner of the internet anyone is arguing that Gray is more valuable than Quintana.
___
2:12
I am a 28-year old former high school CFer who is in passable shape (no beer gut yet).  When Mike Trout is ___ years old, he will be as good/bad at baseball as I am now.
Paul Swydan
2:12
49?
Probably not even.
2:13
Not to be a dick or anything. Mike Trout is just really, really good.
Tommy
2:13
Even for someone like Strailey?
Paul Swydan
2:14
I would think especially with Straily. He hasn't even reached arbitration yet, so he has 3-4 controllable years left, and given his track record, he probably won't earn as much as he should in arb.
Mr. Generic
2:14
What's the thinking behind acquiring Aoki for Liriano?
Paul Swydan
2:14
Probably that's all they could get. But also Toronto's LF is bad, and Aoki is under contract for next year. In other words, don't expect Toronto to spend a ton of money this winter. Not like they're in one of baseball's biggest markets or anything.
Dan
2:15
Where's august??
Paul Swydan
2:15
The month? It's right on our doorstep!
Kevin
2:16
How many tabs do you have open?
Paul Swydan
2:16
Right now, just 7. I try to streamline when I'm chatting so I can answer questions as quickly as possible. But earlier, like, 20?
Jr.
2:16
Paul, the Red Sox need a hitter more than pitching or a catcher, though right?
Paul Swydan
2:17
Well, a catcher who can hit should be the priority. Vazquez and Leon are pretty good at the catching part of catching, they just can't hit worth a damn.
I am constantly perplexed that we hear NOTHING about them trying to upgrade at catcher.
Most likely the deal isn't there, but there's not even any chatter about it.
Boomer
2:17
Do the Rockies make anymore moves?  Or do they stand pat, see where this season unfolds and then have the team to compete in 2018 and 2019???
Paul Swydan
2:18
I think they should hold, wait to see what happens with Dahl and CarGo, and possibly make a play for a corner bat in August if need be.
Korey Cluber
2:18
Why aren't the Jays moving their players? They have starters and hitters they could be getting pieces back for, no?
Paul Swydan
2:18
As I detailed a couple of weeks ago, there just isn't much of a market for the players they have who will be free agents at the end of the season.
Zach Britton
2:18
Are the Orioles getting 2 top 100 prospects for me?
Paul Swydan
2:18
I sincerely doubt it.
Anon
2:18
Fearless prediction time:  The 2020 world series champion winners are _______.
Paul Swydan
2:19
FOCUS ON THE NOW.
Fine - Dbacks.
Tyler
2:19
The Red Sox need a catcher who can hit, and the Giants need to rebuild.  It would never happen, but what would a Boston prospect package for Posey look like?
Paul Swydan
2:19
Sox don't have enough ammo left in the system for that.
Posey IS the San Francisco Giants. You'd have to overpay by a significant margin in order for the Giants to sell it to their fans.
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