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Dave Cameron
12:56
When you have a +10 WAR base to start from with one guy, it's just not that hard to believe you can contend. I think they'll have to really fall apart -- Richards elbow explodes, Calhoun arrested for running a meth lab -- before they consider trading Trout and starting over.
Andrew
12:56
Any individual's Spring Training performance affect your view of anything this past month?
Dave Cameron
12:57
Stuff like Alex Wood getting his old velo and arm slot back are worth noting. Stuff like Jean Segura hitting .500 are not.
Horn Please ThankYou
12:58
Re: traded front of the rotation starters. It's only a matter of time before Teheran is out of ATL.
Dave Cameron
12:58
But he's a back of the rotation starter.
e
12:59
Who are your starters on your all boring yet effective pitching rotation?
Dave Cameron
1:00
Jose Quintana, Wei-Yin Chen, John Lackey, Kyle Hendricks, Drew Smyly
Andre
1:01
How important is a healthy Yasmani Grandal to the Dodgers chances of success this season? I personally feel like he may be the most important position player (meaning not Kershaw) on that Dodgers roster.
Dave Cameron
1:01
Well, I like Austin Barnes, so I think they'd be okay without him. Most-important non-Kershaw guy on that team is probably Corey Seager.
CamdenWarehouse
1:01
Are we still allowed to make fun of a manager for the quotes he gives to the press?
Dave Cameron
1:02
You can do whatever you want, but it's silly to think we can evaluate the effectiveness of a manager when most of what they do isn't public.
Brandon
1:02
We can agree that Dusty Baker is bad though, right?
Dave Cameron
1:02
Nope! Players love the guy. That matters.
He might be bad. I don't know.
1:03
I'm not taking a position, besides the position that we lack the tools necessary to take a position.
Michael Scarn
1:03
Which player do sabermetrically inclined baseball fans overrate the most?
Dave Cameron
1:03
Probably Trevor Bauer.
Nathan
1:04
Vegas has Thor as around 20-1 to win the Cy young. Would you take that bet?
Dave Cameron
1:05
Yeah, I'm a big fan.
Dooduh
1:06
On what alternate universe are the A's capable of 88-90 wins?!?
Dave Cameron
1:07
They're a .500ish team; doesn't take a lot to get from there to 90 if you catch a few breaks.
Joe
1:08
Ever been to Perfectly Franks in Summerville, SC? They've got the best Hot Dogs of all time.
Dave Cameron
1:08
I'm not a big hot dog guy.
Lonnie
1:08
Where did you go to college/what did you major in?
Dave Cameron
1:09
I have a BS in Economics from UNC-Greensboro. Go Spartans.
First Time Poster
1:09
I'm not even a Twins fan (I actually have no good reason, but I've always disliked them), but you don't feel they are a contender? They have plenty of upside on that roster with plenty of stability. I'm not saying they are going to light the world on fire, but could they not win 85-88 games and content for the WC?
Dave Cameron
1:10
Could happen, but I think they're the worst team in the AL, or right there with the Orioles anyway. The pitching isn't good, I'm not that high on Buxton, Sano is going to be a disaster in the OF, they don't really have an SS or a C.
Bryceroni
1:10
Jordan Zimmermann for the boring yet effective??
Dave Cameron
1:11
Well he just got $110 million this winter, so I didn't think he'd qualify.
Dooduh
1:12
Stop it. How is the A's rotation any better than the O's or Twins?
Dave Cameron
1:12
Sonny Gray exists.
1:13
Alright, off to do some writing. Real baseball in four days! I'll see you guys on Sunday night for the Royals-Mets game.
Thanks for hanging out.
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