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Dave Cameron
12:44
No, it's still terrible.
Pale Hose
12:45
re: Teheran Dave, I think you are a little low on him. At 5/41 and league average production, he probably has 40ish million of surplus value. That should return a top prospect.
Dave Cameron
12:45
Top prospects are worth more than $40 million.
Ross
12:45
Is there a realistic scenario in which the Mariners win the West? If yes what would that be?
Dave Cameron
12:46
Sure. Cano bounces back, Felix has another Cy Young season, the depth guys are all decent, and no other AL West team wins 90+.
mtsw
12:46
From a fan's perspective, 8-man lineups produce a more entertaining contest than 9-man lineups with a DH. Change my view.
Dave Cameron
12:46
I actually agree with you. I've heard the proposal for just eliminating the pitcher hitting/DH position a few times and always liked it.
The Dude of NY
12:47
Are you a member of the BBWAA?
Dave Cameron
12:47
Yes
Joe
12:47
Enough cubs questions! Answer one about the lowly, small-market, Brewers!
Dave Cameron
12:48
They really should trade Lucroy.
ben
12:48
kipnis ever going to have a full season of peak performance?
Dave Cameron
12:48
Didn't he just do that?
Sam
12:48
do you think the Yanks are still trying to trade Gardner for a SP, if they ever were earlier this offseason?
Dave Cameron
12:49
No, I think they realized the market wasn't going to give them what they want for him.
Glossy Finknottle
12:49
So wait: is mixing heroin, coke, pop rocks, and dr. pepper a thing in North Carolina?
Dave Cameron
12:49
Actually, it's Cheerwine here.
Won I
12:49
How would they phase in the DH?
Dave Cameron
12:50
Maybe have it be the rule for all interleague games regardless of park in 2018, then have it for all games in 2019. Something like that.
Bork
12:50
Will Gallardo's contract be just as terrible, not as terrible, or beyond terrible when compared to Kennedy's?
Dave Cameron
12:51
I don't think he's getting 5/$70M, so not as terrible.
Billy Corman
12:52
An 8-man lineup kills the double-switch, right? I'd prefer status quo at this point.
Dave Cameron
12:52
Why do people think the double switch is so cool?
mtsw
12:53
Followup on 8 man lineups: is it a non-starter in the real world? DH seems like an affirmative action program for veteran players so MLBPA would hate it and purists would be bothered by how extra PAs for the other 8 guys would let records be broken more easily.
Dave Cameron
12:53
Yeah, the PA probably is more interested in creating more jobs for aging veterans who can't field, not getting rid of the 15 that already exist.
Alex
12:53
I think the double switch is cool, because it is good to see how an entire team can be utilized. It is great to see a 25 man roster used to beat another 25 man roster, rather than having spare pieces just sit around.
Dave Cameron
12:54
So why is the double switch more about utilizing the whole team rather than just putting two players in as late-game replacements at different times? What's the fascination with doing it in one move?
anon
12:55
Dodgers have like 9 ex GMs in their FO, too many cooks/recipe for disaster?
Dave Cameron
12:56
It's not like they have 9 guys trying to make trades. The roles are clearly defined and the power structure is in place.
Sean
12:56
What do the Diamondbacks need to be a true top contender? What is their biggest area of need?
Dave Cameron
12:56
2B/RF/RP
Jake McGee
12:56
Do you think 26 man rosters will be coming in the next CBA?
Dave Cameron
12:57
No, but I could see a taxi-squad kind of thing, where teams were allowed to switch out "active players" before each series.
CamdenWarehouse
12:57
The double switch is cool because no one wants to see the pitcher hit and it usually means moving the pitcher's spot further down.
Dave Cameron
12:57
There is another way to not see the pitcher hit...
Ben Lindbergh
12:58
Theory as to why playing at Coors messes up road performance? Are Rockies hitters altering their swings to go for more fly balls?
Dave Cameron
12:59
Let's be honest; if you were really Ben Lindbergh, you'd have interviewed six former players, two former GMs, and put together an exhaustive 4,000 word article explaining exactly how this all works. So I call shenanigans.
Dave
12:59
How much would a team need to be spending in payroll right now to be outpacing the league by the same factor as the Yankees were at their spending zenith?
Dave Cameron
1:00
~$375M, something like that.
Joe
1:00
Why are the Diamondbacks so reluctant to give up a second round draft pick for Howie Kendrick? It seems to be among the best fits for any of the remaining free agents, and it's not like the Diamondbacks seem to value their draft picks/minor leaguers.
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