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Dave Cameron
12:39
False.
Alex
12:39
He just got roughed up, but do you see LA calling up JDL to either fill out the rotation or pen? Seems he may be in AAA to showcase as tradebait
Dave Cameron
12:39
I would imagine that he's on a big league roster, LA's or otherwise, in August.
Dave
12:40
If you are running the Braves, do you trade Teheran this weekend?
Dave Cameron
12:40
I'd have traded him a month ago.
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12:40
Should teams like the Mariners, Yankees or Royals - teams that are just about out of it for the playoffs this year but not rebuilding heavily pursue Chris Sale if he can in fact be had?
Dave Cameron
12:41
No. Paying the deadline premium for a big upgrade in a year where you're unlikely to make the playoffs is not wise.
Jack
12:41
Do you still think Jason Heyward was worth the contract he got?
Dave Cameron
12:41
Yes.
Dan O
12:41
If Robertson gets dealt to the Nationals, you think he would assume closer role?
Dave Cameron
12:42
Yep.
Jack
12:42
Sort of thinking "out loud" but any thoughts on how Heyward busting in Chicago could impact the perception of defense-first players? Or is this not a thing, really.
Dave Cameron
12:42
Do you think Upton busting in Detroit impacts the perception of offense-first players?
JD
12:42
At this point in the season, what was your favorite off season deal?
Dave Cameron
12:43
I mean, it has to be the Braves end of the Shelby Miller deal, right?
Bausch
12:43
What does a cardinals package for sale look like? Reyes+?
Dave Cameron
12:43
Reyes plus a lot.
Jeb
12:44
For a Sale trade with Urias as the centerpiece, aren't the extra pieces extremely important? I have a hard time understanding why you'd trade a top 5 pitcher on a great contract for a potentially top 5 pitcher (but unlikely to reach that ceiling because top 5 is hard!) with more control and a cheaper contract.
Dave Cameron
12:45
Well, we shouldn't pretend that there's no risk with Sale, and only act like Urias has risk. Both have risk, and if you think Sale's decline in strikeout rate is a red flag, perhaps Sale's risk is on the rise.
But yes, I'd want more than Urias for Sale if I'm Chicago.
Erik
12:45
The real questions about the Chapman trade should focus on the high price for a rental, not the high price for the reliever, right? The Cubs gave up 7 years of a top prospect for a few months of a star closer, plus other pieces. That seems quite high.
Dave Cameron
12:45
Right. If this package was traded for Miller, no one would have a problem with it.
Or even Kimbrel. This is in line with what San Diego gave up for a reliever, but it wasn't a rental reliever.
Maxamuz
12:46
With the news James Shields is back on the trade market, who buys? LAD? BOS?
Dave Cameron
12:46
During this six start stretch where he's "fixed" his problems and posted a 1.71 ERA, he's running a 4.85 FIP/5.10 xFIP. No one should be very interested unless the White Sox are literally giving him away.
Kolbe
12:48
With the price of high leverage relievers being a bit high at the moment. There's no way the Nats trade Giolito for something like Miller and Gardner, right?
Dave Cameron
12:48
Well they don't really need Brett Gardner.
And I don't think they'll trade Giolito.
Matt
12:49
From a value standpoint (ignoring the fact of whether or not this would actually happen), do you think Giolito for Miller is about right, or not enough or too much coming back to the Yanks?
Dave Cameron
12:49
Too much.
Giolito for Betances would be interesting.
Erik
12:49
What does the "trading block" actually look like? Is there some sort of private forum where teams make their players' availability known, or do teams prefer to keep that knowledge secret?
Dave Cameron
12:49
It's basically just teams texting each other. There's no community center where teams post "for sale" signs.
Matt
12:50
What's the most obvious deal that should happen, but won't, for whatever reason?
Dave Cameron
12:50
Braves trading Teheran.
Mike
12:50
If a team like the Dodgers traded for Sale/Quintana/Archer as a rental planning to trade them during the off-season for most of what they gave up to acquire them, would that be smart?
Dave Cameron
12:51
The deadline premium probably makes that untenable.
Mike Scarn
12:51
I will buy Fangraphs membership every year for the rest of my life if you say "it's lit, fam" on your next MLB Network appearance.
Dave Cameron
12:51
So you think the price for my soul is $20 per year?
Paul M
12:51
How is your health Dave? Love your work...
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