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Dave Cameron
12:22
It's a way for teams to defer costs to future years budgets.
JDX
12:23
Hey, Dave. Where is the best place to get historic arbitration rulings? Thanks!
Dave Cameron
12:23
I think MLBTR has an arbitration tracker that you could use.
Kirk
12:23
You recently said the Dodgers have been "insanely successful". How successful would they have been if they had actually won the World Series since Reagan was president?
Dave Cameron
12:24
Some of us don't judge success based on the results of luck-driven tournaments.
Erik
12:24
Would there be any negatives to the Phillies running a 6-man rotation this year? Protecting young arms and getting a look at more potential future pieces seem like good enough reasons to do it.
Dave Cameron
12:24
Some pitchers don't like it, and think it messes with their routine. But it might be worth trying for a while anyway.
straight life
12:24
Dave: the Orioles call the Indians---who are looking for an OF---and offer Trumbo for Cody Anderson, who is having a tremendous spring and has flashed greatly increased velo on his FB. Who says no?
Dave Cameron
12:25
You mean the Mark Trumbo who wasn't even able to be traded straight up for Steve Clevenger, with the Orioles demanding the Mariners add a piece to give up a replacement level catcher?
Trumbo has no trade value.
And he's not an outfielder.
Sean
12:26
What do you think the ceiling is for true talent BABIP? The ideal player seems to fit the mold of great plate discipline and top-of-the-line contact skills. Cabrera is .348 for his career. Goldy .355, Votto .357. Is this it?
Dave Cameron
12:27
Yeah, .350 to .360 over a sustained period. I could see a guy earning something like a .380 or .390 in a given year, but anything north of that, they probably got some breaks.
Jacob
12:27
Bogaerts is one of the more interesting players for me to watch this year. Curious to see if he can display some of the power and patience he displayed in the minors. Where would you rank him in the loaded young shortstop crowd going forward?
Dave Cameron
12:28
In the tier behind Correa.
Otis
12:28
Also, recommendation for Toronto, don't leave without visiting BarVolo
Dave Cameron
12:29
Appreciate the rec, but I'm pretty booked up for the whole trip. Doing the Pitch Talks thing on the 7th, our meetup at Firken on the 8th, and flying out the 9th. Open to breakfast recs, though!
Kendrick
12:29
Which narrative do you find more tiring: the supposed tanking issue, or the somehow widespread notion that the Dodgers are not very good and will end up wasting Kershaw's prime due to their unwillingness to build a team that can consistently win in the present?
Dave Cameron
12:30
Both of them seem to be driven by people who just aren't paying attention to the facts.
Jimmy Sak
12:30
Who wins the position: Tomas or Brito?
Dave Cameron
12:30
Starting to think Brito. There's a pretty good chance that Yasmany Tomas just sucks.
dbet
12:30
Rob Manfred said on the radio today that umpires are reviewing every single called pitch after the game and are told if they are calling it correctly. Do you think this is one of the reasons that pitch framing value is diminishing?
Dave Cameron
12:31
That's been happening for years. I do think umpires are probably getting a bit better about knowing which guys are likely to trick them, but that doesn't make them immune to it. I think the baseline for types of catchers being used has gone up, so it's harder to stand out from the pack now.
Art Vandelay
12:32
If you could start a team today with any player, would it still be Mike Trout?
Dave Cameron
12:32
Of course.
Tom Cruise
12:32
What do you think would be a reasonable extension for Edwin and Toronto?
Dave Cameron
12:32
I think I said I'd top out at 3/$55M or something in that range, which he wouldn't take.
GoBlue
12:33
Is Javier Baez ever going to get regular PT? Will he do anything with it?
Dave Cameron
12:33
I think he's likely trade bait this summer, and someone will give him a chance.
mtsw
12:33
Is it possible that with changes to Petco, AT&T will overtake it in the next few years as the most pitcher-friendly park in the majors?
Dave Cameron
12:33
It's already close.
j6takish
12:34
If you had to pick against the projections, which teams projection doesn't smell right? Who would you pick to implode and who would you pick to beat the projection by a wide margin?
Dave Cameron
12:35
I'd probably take the under on the Indians at 88 wins; their outfield stinks, and I'm not as high on their pitchers as ZIPS/Steamer.
I'd take the over on the Pirates at 82 wins. I'd put them in the mid-80s.
Rahul
12:36
With Ethier out, who gets the majority of the starts for the Dodgers?
Dave Cameron
12:36
Crawford, but Trayce Thompson could end up being a factor.
Topiary
12:36
Is Farrell really considering playing Travis Shaw over Sandoval? We all saw how well he hit last year but I find it hard to believe that the Red Sox are actually buying him as an everyday major leaguer. Is this just bluster to motivate Sandoval into trying harder?
Dave Cameron
12:36
Yeah, I don't think they're ready to cut bait on Pablo yet.
Erik
12:36
Why don't we see more prospect for prospect trades? Surely there are some pairs of teams with corresponding surpluses, or corresponding blocked players, or teams wanting to trade high ceiling for high floor and vice versa?
Dave Cameron
12:37
Information asymmetry. You know more about your own guys than guys in another system, so both sides would be taking on risk.
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