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Dave Cameron
12:03
Welcome to pre-draft Wednesday.
We'll chat for an hour or so, and then I'll have to go get ready to prep a piece that ties in to a pretty fun MLB announcement today.
So this should be a fun afternoon.
Tom
12:03
What was the point of the Nats calling up Trea Turner if they were going to hardly play him?
Dave Cameron
12:04
Ryan Zimmerman went on paternity leave, so they needed an infielder for the weekend.
Q-Ball
12:04
Has Cub pitching had unusual batted ball luck? BABIP against is .251. While Cubs have a couple noted contact managers (Arrieta, Hendricks) and play good defense, that seems high. Thoughts?
Dave Cameron
12:04
Yeah, it's a combination of talent and fortune. They won't stay at .251, but they won't regress to league average either.
Oliver
12:05
As a Pirates fan, I understand theres a very real possibility Taillon can be sent down after his start. But 1-10 how mad,sad should I be if this happens?
Dave Cameron
12:05
1. It's just not that big of a deal.
Jaack
12:06
True or False: Madison Bumgarner ought to be in the home run derby
Dave Cameron
12:06
True. It'd be a blast.
Big Joe Montferrant
12:06
I don't agree with everything you write, but I 100% agree that its time to do something about Ventura. I also would LOVE to see the Royals fed up and trade him to the NL where he has to stand in the box every game!
Dave Cameron
12:06
Or the Royals could just send him back to the minors again. He's earned it.
Eric
12:07
Why has Scherzer become so homer prone? Do you think this will correct itself over more time?
Dave Cameron
12:07
He throws a ton of strikes. Could argue that he might throw too many.
Bork
12:07
Any predictions for the Machado/Ventura suspensions? Also, if the Royals are making Ventura available what kind of return could he bring? Low stock with a bad attitude, but a very team friendly contract.
Dave Cameron
12:08
I bet they'll do standard suspensions, so 5-6 for Machado and 6-8 for Ventura.
Ronnie
12:09
One year ago today Toronto was 29-30. Which currently under .500 team has the best chance to make the postseason?
Dave Cameron
12:09
Houston.
Erik
12:09
Will the Phillies go best player available, or pick the cheapest of the top tier candidates?
Dave Cameron
12:09
I don't have any inside info, but I'd probably go with one of the hitters and try to save money for later picks.
CameronDaClub
12:10
Anything to the idea that Thor's high BABIP is related to his velocity? Seems like his heater is prone to just rocketing off the bat of those who manage contact.
Dave Cameron
12:10
He has the third lowest average exit velocity against in MLB, so nope.
Big Joe Montferrant
12:10
Could Delin Betances fetch a better package than Ken Giles?
Dave Cameron
12:10
Yes, definitely.
James Shannon
12:11
Is Yadier Molina a HOFer?
Dave Cameron
12:11
I would vote for him, yes.
Alby
12:13
The Phillies signed Jeremy Hellickson hoping to flip him at the trade deadline, but despite improved performance I seldom see his name in trade rumors so far. Any idea why not?
Dave Cameron
12:13
The Phillies are busier figuring out who to draft than worrying about trades right now. They'll shift their focus next week.
JD
12:14
Michael Feliz has looked unhittable as a reliever so far this year. What are his prospects as a starter? He's been trying to use his changeup more but he's been highly efficient out of the pen. Should he start over Fiers right now?
Dave Cameron
12:14
August wrote about him last week, but he still looks like a two pitch guy right now. Probably best to leave him in the pen for this year.
adam
12:15
with the weak OF market would it be beneficial for the phillies to shop odubel?
Dave Cameron
12:16
It'd be worth listening to offers if people wanted to bid, but it takes a while for teams to warm up to guys who were freely available not that long ago. So I don't know that they'd get an offer that would make them pull the trigger.
Alex
12:16
What should the Dodgers do at the trade deadline?
Dave Cameron
12:17
Depends on the health of the pitchers. If Wood is out for a while, they'll need another SP. If he comes back healthy, and de Leon or or Urias can solidify the bullpen, then maybe they won't need to make a big splash.
Marc
12:17
Has Aaron Sanchez done enough this year to remove the future reliever label for you?
Dave Cameron
12:17
Yeah, at this point, it looks like I was just wrong on Sanchez. The command has come around even over longer outings.
Anonymous Coward
12:17
What is Yordano Ventura's trade value, given his troubles this season and his terrible attitude?
Dave Cameron
12:17
Basically zero.
Duke
12:18
The Dodgers are a mess. I strongly suspect that without any help at 3b, 2b, sp, and rp, they won't make the playoffs. Do you think they make any meaningful trades by the deadline?
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