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Brett w
12:20
Would the Reds keep Chapman if no one meets their asking price?
Dave Cameron
12:20
I doubt it. He'll have more value now when the acquiring team can get the draft pick than in July when the QO is off the table.
The Dude Abides
12:20
I know half a season isn't much, but how much money did Cueto cost himself with his poor showing in KC? If he didn't cost himself money, did he limit his suitors to strictly NL teams?
Dave Cameron
12:20
I don't think it will be that much. Maybe $10-$20M.
12:21
Which, okay, that's still a lot of money. But he'll be fine.
Compton
12:21
Does Pedro Alvarez have any value or is he more of a non-tender candidate at this point? Also, what could the Pirates reasonably expect to get back for one season of Neil Walker -- anything close to what the Angels got for Howie Kendrick last year?
Dave Cameron
12:21
He's a non-tender. I'm not sure why there's so much talk about trading him. He's not good.
12:22
I think teams probably like Kendrick a bit more than Walker, and most people felt that Heaney was an overpay for a rental, so I'd guess PIT will get less.
Zonk
12:22
So, the early contracts for Ianetta and Soto indicate to me that FOs' are not fully bought into pitch framing value, particularly for an elite framer like Ianetta. Do you agree? If so, it is that FO's are slow on the uptake, or that they feel the value of pitch framing is exaggerated?
Dave Cameron
12:23
This isn't new; teams haven't paid much for framing in any off-season since it became the hot new thing to talk about. Conger, Hanigan, Rivera all traded cheap compared to their framing estimated numbers last winter, McCann didn't get a big bump over expected price.
12:24
I think teams believe this is a teachable skill, and they don't need to pay for it if they can just coach it instead.
Jason
12:24
It seems like the Orioles haven't been able to develop a top line starter since the 1970s. What do you attribute that to?
Dave Cameron
12:24
Mike Mussina?
Jason
12:24
How many years does Corey Seager stay at SS?
Dave Cameron
12:24
I'll guess two.
The Dude Abides
12:24
Might be something on my end, but the interface is very slow in this. I'm typing well ahead of the words showing up in my question.
Dave Cameron
12:25
Other people seeing something similar?
PS
12:25
What piece would make the Yankees a legit contender? You could argue they are a fringe contender, but expecting some drop-off from at least one of the Senior Citizens...
Dave Cameron
12:25
I think they're already in the mix as a contender, and should probably be making a run at one of the better arms on the market.
Tps
12:25
Piscotty provide enough value at 1B?
Dave Cameron
12:25
He's better than Adams.
Rays 7th Infielder
12:26
New software looks fine, but I don't like how if I'm catching up on the chat, it takes me down the most recent comment - even if I'm reading something from 15 minutes ago.
Dave Cameron
12:26
So if you're reading old questions and a new one comes in, it pulls you down to the new one automatically? Yeah, that's not great.
Bozo
12:26
Kudos on new look. Simple and plain. Braves seem to want mlb talent in return for Miller or Teheran. Would you give up Duffy or Panik for one of them, given that Tomlinson could fill their spot?
Dave Cameron
12:27
No way.
Forsyth
12:27
One issue with the software is that, when I'm trying to catch up by reading above, everytime a new question/answer is submitted, it shoots me down to the bottom. But - there is an Autoscroll option under Settings (that little gear icon) that prevents this. Just an FYI if anyone else is having that issue.
Dave Cameron
12:27
Ah, good to know; looks like you can turn off autoscroll, but should that be the default setting, with people opting-in instead of opting-out?
12:28
Autoscroll?

Turned on by default (13.4% | 19 votes)
 
Turned off by default (86.6% | 123 votes)
 

Total Votes: 142
Hey, look, a poll.
Snarfle
12:29
New software is pretty good. One thing: it seems like the background shade alternates between shaded and white no matter what (so if you post three times in a row your comments will alternate). It might be less confusing to have the chat host be one shade and commenters be the other.
Dave Cameron
12:29
Yeah, that's good feedback, thanks!
PS
12:29
Who's the first major FA domino to fall? Price to TOR?
Dave Cameron
12:29
I don't think Price signs all that soon, to be honest. I could see Cespedes or Upton going off the board before the winter meetings though.
Jason
12:30
In every other sport, the first day of free agency is insane but in baseball it seems to drag on for weeks before things get going. Why do you think that is?
Dave Cameron
12:30
Free agency begins much further away from the end of the season in other sports, I believe.
Eric
12:30
Just wanted to say I like the new software. Oh, and the mail lady just delivered the THT!
Dave Cameron
12:30
You're having a pretty good day then.
The Dude Abides
12:31
A's reacquiring Jed Lowrie for minor league RHP Brendan McCurry. Thoughts?
Dave Cameron
12:31
Seems like a good fit for the A's. I thought Houston got a nice deal with Lowrie last year, and they frontloaded the deal, so he's even cheaper on an AAV basis now. Astros needed to clear 40 man spots, and Lowrie was redundant after Correa became a monster.
Bando
12:32
Chat software much, much better. Liking the compactness a lot. Re, baseball things: Assuming both players approved, how much cash would have to change hands to make Cano for Ellsbury "fair"?
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