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Dave Cameron
12:50
It was probably the right call in a draft with no true 1-1.
Bork
12:51
Will Dan continue doing Monday chats at 12 est?
Dave Cameron
12:51
Yep. So we'll have two chats on Mondays.
The Gyorko Store Called
12:51
What is Chris Snelling up to?
Dave Cameron
12:52
He's the JV coach at Sumner High School. And he still sounds like the best guy. http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/high-school/article78980777.html
Josh
12:53
Chris Sale and the White Sox have to realize this whole pitch to contact business isn't a good idea, right? Do you think he flips the game plan and reverts back to the old Chris Sale, or do they continue with this approach going forward?
Dave Cameron
12:53
I'd imagine he'll go back to blowing hitters away if he keeps struggling.
Larry Bernandez
12:53
Does the service time clock stop for a player who gets optioned back to the minors?
Dave Cameron
12:53
Yes. Service time is only accrued while you're in the big leagues.
Zonk
12:54
Another home buying truism: Who are you negotiating with? The buyer? Wrong. You are negotiating with your OWN AGENT who wants to make a sale. Keep that in mind....
Dave Cameron
12:55
If you think that's the case, you chose a terrible agent.
AF
12:55
"Service time isn't a consideration anymore, as we're past the Super Two window." Is that correct? I thought the Super Two deadline was relative to the league -- and since we've seen very few call-ups so far, someone who is called up now and plays nonstop from here on out could end up being a Super Two.
Dave Cameron
12:56
It does fluctuate from year to year, but the cutoff has never been below something like 2 years and 125 days of service, and I think we're at ~115 or something now. We're far enough away from the established norm that it's safe for teams to call their guys up, I believe.
Joe
12:57
Is there a good reason not to trade within the division if that is the best offer available?
Dave Cameron
12:58
No one really wants to watch the guy you traded come back to town for three or four series a year and put a beating on you.
Jim
12:58
What is the greatest indicator of a cold hitter that is about to really heat up?
Dave Cameron
12:59
Someone putting a wool blanket around a guy.

(There's no way to predict hot streaks.)
Ricky
1:00
Where's the best spot to get a good education on baseball stats. We all know about "BA, HR's, ERA, WHIP, etc.", but when it comes to getting into deeper diving analytics...where's the best place to find an "Analytics for Dummies" tutorial?
Dave Cameron
1:00
fangraphs.com/library
Daniel
1:01
Let your kid take over the chat, Dave.
Dave Cameron
1:01
He's napping. I actually put him down a little earlier than usual just to be able to do this chat with you guys. You should feel special!
Or I'm a terrible parent. One of the two.
Preller
1:02
How much does everyone knowing you are selling affect trade value?
Dave Cameron
1:02
Zero. The grocery store isn't trying to convince you that they'll keep the milk if you don't really want it, and you don't care at all. Neither do buyers of baseball players.
Ed in Iowa
1:03
That was funny when Carson said that he imagines that when the child is your own you have some affection for it, and you said, "That comes and goes." My kid is two next week... I know how that is
Dave Cameron
1:05
I think, by and large, we have a really good kid, relative to most kids. He's happier than most. He sleeps really well. He's got a good personality. And yet, there are still times that he's still just super annoying. Kids are great sometimes, and they suck sometimes, and anyone who tells you differently is lying.
Dinosaur who ate Carl Everett
1:06
Who is the best player traded at the deadline?
Dave Cameron
1:06
Lucroy, unless Sonny Gray pitches really well for the next month and becomes the big pitcher that goes to Boston.
Brian
1:06
How does Albert Pujols, who hits the ball hard enough to put up 30+ HRs and doesn't pop out that much, run a sub-.220 BABIP for as long as he has (.217 last year. .219 this year)? It can't be all lack of speed.
Dave Cameron
1:06
He hits a bazillion infield flies.
Matt
1:09
Did Matt Kemp's stills really erode this quickly, or do you think perhaps it's a little bit of him looking around at the state of the team, realizing he'll probably be traded and thinking "Screw it, might as well hit a few homers until they find me a new home"?
Dave Cameron
1:09
Probably a bit of both.
DB
1:09
So do you think that your agent doesn't have an incentive to sell the house quickly? Or do you think that they're able to overcome the conscious and subconscious biases this incentive will give them?
Dave Cameron
1:11
You don't get rich as a realtor by trying to maximize your commission on every single sale; you get rich as a realtor by selling A LOT of properties. And the best way to sell a lot of properties is to come highly recommended from previous clients, and gain a reputation for working hard for the people you represent. Our realtor will do a lot better by getting us to advertise him to other potential buyers/sellers than he will by trying to get us to get him an extra $250 by taking one offer or another.
Eldridge Cleaver
1:12
Jose Reyes designated for assignment. Are there any teams who would want him?
Dave Cameron
1:12
He'll get a minor league deal from someone, probably.
Your Name Here
1:13
Would the Brewers have received more for Lucroy in the offseason?
Dave Cameron
1:13
No, I think he's increased his value by showing he's over his health problems.
natsfan
1:13
Where do you find information lime how many "units" are in a specific city/town, and how many of those are actually available?
Dave Cameron
1:14
There are a lot of articles in the local Bend newspaper about the housing crisis there, because the vacancy rate is so low. They got it from an economic study that was released a few weeks back.
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