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Dave Cameron
12:20
You want to replace Utley, a 2B with a 112 wRC+? If Turner doesn't find his power stroke again, maybe they can make a move for an infielder, but the narrative around the Dodgers remains insanely negative for a team that is playing just fine without a ton of their best players.
AJ Preller
12:21
Wil Myers "cant be a star" at first base? 3rd in positional fWAR, sitting .2 fWAR behind Goldy and .1 ahead of Rizzo now, and is the only one of those 3 mentioned providing positive value on both sides of the ball. You need an editor.
Dave Cameron
12:21
Please name all the star first baseman with a 115-120 wRC+. I'll wait.
Daniel
12:22
Biggest thing (injury or transaction) in the past decade that altered the fate of a team/season/franchise?
Dave Cameron
12:24
That's a fun question. It's easy to say something like drafting Mike Trout, but then again, the Angels haven't exactly taken advantage of having him. So maybe the Rays passing on Buster Posey to take Tim Beckham.
Dobson
12:24
Greater chance to end up at 2B, Swanson or Albies? Thanks!
Dave Cameron
12:24
Albies.
Erik
12:24
How does J.P. Crawford compare to the shortstops who have come up over the past year?
Dave Cameron
12:24
He's in the Lindor mold more than the Correa/Seager group, but he could be really terrific.
Q-Ball
12:25
If you had walk-up music, what would it be?
Dave Cameron
12:25
A Mitch Hedberg joke.
Dustin
12:25
Should I feel bad, as a Braves fan, that I haven't sat down and watched this team play a full game in over a month?
Dave Cameron
12:26
Of course not.
Andrew
12:26
What do you make of the Mets refusal to promote Dilson Herrera and shift Walker to 3rd? Is this type of shuffling players around the diamond just uncommon in baseball or is it a Mets org thing?
Dave Cameron
12:27
Teams generally don't like bouncing starters around.
potsdam
12:27
What move makes most sense for the White Sox now?
Dave Cameron
12:27
If Jay Bruce isn't the White Sox new DH within a month or so, I'll be surprised.
Bork
12:27
Any hints on the MLB announcement?
Dave Cameron
12:27
It's really good news for fans of the game, I think.
Ed
12:28
Will there be a chat during tomorrow's draft or is there simply not enough interest?
Dave Cameron
12:29
Eric is going to chat on Friday morning before day two begins. He's going to be covering the draft for ESPN for this year, due to the timing of when we hired him. Next year, he'll do full draft coverage here at FG.
Dan
12:29
Do you see the Royals staying in the race? Their rotation is worse than ever, their pen doesn't look as good as it used to be, and they have like 2 guys that can hit.
Dave Cameron
12:30
If they make the playoffs this year, with this roster, then Dayton Moore is legitimately a wizard.
Joe
12:30
Kelly Johnson to the Mets again. Thoughts?
Dave Cameron
12:31
I'm amazed how many people care about this.
A. Reitz
12:31
Thoughts on JP Crawfords struggles in AAA, heck AA for that matter? Sure, he's got a nice BB rate, low K rate but that doesn't mean he can hit either. Curious why he's considered a Top 5 prospect?
Dave Cameron
12:32
He put up a 133 wRC+ in AA as a 21 year old. His 75 PAs in AAA include a .204 BABIP. He's considered an elite prospect because he's an athletic shortstop with great bat control, a good eye, and enough power to make the package work.
Pete
12:33
What do you make of Stanton's struggles? Should Miami start to worry about that mega-contract?
Dave Cameron
12:34
The big drop in contact rate is a concern, no question. This is why the "he's definitely going to opt-out, it's not really a 13 year deal" philosophy was not wise.
Daniel
12:34
Would you vote for Chase Utley?
Dave Cameron
12:34
No, just didn't play long enough.
Tank
12:34
Couldn't the Yankees reboot the farm system without devastating next year's team by just trading all 3 of Chapman, Miller and Betances? Maybe that would flood the market too much, but each of those guys should get you a Giles type haul.
Dave Cameron
12:35
You're not getting a huge haul for half a season of Chapman.
Miller and Betances have a lot of value, but if you trade both, and don't re-sign Chapman, now your bullpen is the worst in baseball.
Jean Claude VD
12:35
have you ever described something as "lit," and can you rule it out going forward?
Dave Cameron
12:35
If I ever say something is lit, I will light myself on fire.
Dancing Dan Mcgrewww
12:36
is beltran a HOF?
Dave Cameron
12:36
Yes.
Rich
12:36
What's your take on Aledmys Diaz? He obviously won't sustain his current pace, but, do you think the Cards can expect a guy with league average defense and above average (for a SS) bat going forward, i.e. have they found a solid SS for the next 5+ years?
Dave Cameron
12:37
I don't know about average defense, but the contact/power combination looks pretty real at this point. He might be an Alutve-like contributor, just without the speed.
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