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Dave Cameron
12:54
Don't see any reason why the Dodgers would want Shields.
Ryan
12:54
I keep waiting for Edwin Diaz to settle in or come back to earth or something along those lines. Should I be more accepting that this is actually his true talent level and that he is, as of right now, at least in the conversation for best RH reliever in baseball?
Dave Cameron
12:54
No one has a true talent 18 K/9.
But 100 with that slider... he's obviously very good.
JP
12:55
Re: Defense being constant. With hitting, the batter is reliant on the pitcher; with pitching, the pitcher is reliant on the batter; with defense, it's only the defender and the ball, so the player has much more control, creating more consistency. Also, hitters go into slumps all the time, but their defense doesn't. Defense IS much more static.
Dave Cameron
12:55
Why on earth would you believe that defense doesn't go into slumps?
12:56
You're basically just making claims for which there is zero evidence.
Reginald Denton III
12:56
Re: players like Hellickson, don't you have to consider that other teams won't want to lose a draft pick by signing him, and that there is maybe a greater chance than we acknowledge that he goes unsigned (until 6/1 or whatever date it is)?
Dave Cameron
12:56
Ian Kennedy got 5/$70M with draft pick compensation attached.
Kolbe
12:58
What does Chapman get this offseason 5/75?
Dave Cameron
12:58
I'd guess 5/100.
1:01
Alright, that's about as long as I can go this week. I'm off next week, so we'll chat again in a couple of weeks.
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