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Dave Cameron
1:04
Seager, by a good amount.
Kylo Ren
1:04
The 2016 DBacks are just the 2015 Padres in disguise, right?
Dave Cameron
1:04
In terms of expectations they probably won't live up to, maybe, but they are very different teams in terms of construction.
Derek Zumsteg's Barber
1:05
How many guys on the taxi squad? Two (to replace yesterday's and tomorrow's starter)? More?
Dave Cameron
1:07
I'd guess a three man taxi squad, but don't let teams deactivate their starting pitchers. You don't want to create 10 man bullpens, but it would be useful to let teams deactivate a reliever who just needs a few days off without going on the DL.
Matt E G
1:07
What is Marlins Man's new jersey look like now that they are the Brooklyn Artisans?
Dave Cameron
1:08
It's made with single-origin hemp, stitched at a co-op, and sells for $20,000
BakedBean
1:08
Why do people compare the Padres to the Dbacks? I'm a Sox fan so I am neutral on this, but I mean, when did the Padres ever have anything close to Goldy to build around?
Dave Cameron
1:09
Like I said, very different rosters, but in both cases, .500ish teams that got way overhyped.
Joe
1:09
2016 DBacks seem closer to the 2015 White Sox--big moves, addressed some holes, very strong top 5 or so players...but are still very shallow at several positions.
Dave Cameron
1:09
Yeah, that's the better roster comparison for last year's try-to-contend-but-fail teams.
Dave
1:09
Don't teams already essentially have a taxi squad with the 40 man roster?
Dave Cameron
1:10
Not really; you have to stockpile guys with options in order to do the minor league shuttle thing.
Derek Zumsteg's Barber
1:10
How would you enforce the "no starter" exception for the taxi squad? I agree that you do not want too many relievers as the last thing baseball needs is more mid-inning pitching changes.
Dave Cameron
1:10
Any pitcher who has started a game in the last X days has to be remain active.
You pick X based on whatever teams are most comfortable with.
1:11
Okay, off to get some lunch and do some writing. Thanks for hanging out everyone.
We'll do it again next Wednesday.
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