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Rahul
12:38
with the injuries that are piling up for the dodgers, who is the favorite for the NL West
Dave Cameron
12:38
Still the Dodgers.
Reginald Denton III
12:38
What are your thoughts on Scherzer this year? The projections really like him again.
Dave Cameron
12:38
Well he's really good.
DoDI
12:38
Dave would you consider the Dodgers FO risk averse?
Dave Cameron
12:39
Not at all. I don't think it's possible to bet on as many health risks as they have and be considered a team that plays it safe.
Reginald Denton III
12:39
What are your feelings on Noah Syndergaard? Top __ pitcher for the next _ years.
Dave Cameron
12:39
10, 5
Jeff
12:39
Do you buy the spin that Lincecum's showcase keeps getting pushed back because "he's a perfectionist"? If you're a GM, are you still intrigued or seeing red flags?
Dave Cameron
12:40
At this point, I'd have to wonder whether he's actually interested in pitching this year.
Bron
12:40
What are the big trades left this offseason?
Dave Cameron
12:40
Still think there's a decent chance Jay Bruce is starting somewhere besides Cincy on opening day.
Sam
12:41
Who is 2016's Carlos Correa?
Dave Cameron
12:41
J.P. Crawford.
Julio Urias
12:41
Do I get called up before September?
Dave Cameron
12:42
Given their current injury status and the number of pitchers who could be back in the second half, I'd say it makes more sense to use him as a first half option, then shut him down in August. So yes.
Brian
12:42
If you were the Padres, do you trade Norris or Hedges?
Dave Cameron
12:42
Norris.
JJB
12:42
What's your take on the AL West this year? I'm not sold on any of those teams honestly.
Dave Cameron
12:43
Astros are the best team, and then everyone else is crowded up behind them.
Gary
12:44
Say Bryce Harper refuses to sign up for the draft. Is he not allowed to go straight to free agency afterwards?
Dave Cameron
12:44
The draft isn't opt-in. You can't refuse to be drafted.
You can refuse to sign, but that doesn't make you a free agent.
Jaack
12:44
Park naming rights are generally in the $10-20 million range. If you were a Mike Trout or Bryce Harper, would you consider taking a $10 million discount if the stadium was named after you?
Dave Cameron
12:45
That would be a great way to become the most hated player in the game.
Jack
12:45
Could Andrew Miller keep the closer job the whole year? Imagine if Yanks are doing great and winning, do they pull Miller and insert Chapman just because he's Chapman?
Dave Cameron
12:45
Chapman's not going to pitch the 8th, and Miller will. So yes, they'll just put Chapman in because he's Chapman.
HotGraphs
12:46
Why is it specifically that you subscribe the ideology of grow bats buy pitching? Do you think that pitching prospects are more unpredictable or injury prone?
Dave Cameron
12:46
It's indisputably clear that pitching prospects are more injury prone.
Guest
12:46
Could the Mariners have known something about Carson Smith's release or throwing motion and saw a red flag for future injuries?
Dave Cameron
12:47
Yeah, I don't know that this should be a huge surprise. A slider-heavy RP who had seen velo fluctuations. The odds of him blowing out his arm was one of the reasons I didn't hate that trade for the Mariners like a lot of Seattle fans did.
Topiary
12:48
All this talk of the pirates looking critically at optimal batting orders probably isn't going tip the scales too much but if they win the world series will we see a bunch of front offices jump on the bandwagon?
Dave Cameron
12:48
This isn't something the Pirates are on the cutting edge of, really. This is a multi-year trend that has been going on for a while.
JCNY
12:48
Should Mike Mussina be in the HOF?
Dave Cameron
12:48
Without question.
Andy Green
12:49
How many wins will my club put together this year? +/- 70?
Dave Cameron
12:50
Over, but not by a lot.
Davy
12:50
What would you think of a rule banning the shift (i.e. two infielders on either side of second base)? I know it's been talked about at least a little bit.
Dave Cameron
12:50
It's silliness.
BBK
12:51
With med/conditioning/info improvements, do you think we'll see more players continuing to produce well into their 40's?
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