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CamdenWarehouse
1:01
Wow - every anniversary has a good chance at being during the playoffs. Poor planning.
Dave Cameron
1:01
Yeah, it's basically always during one of the Wild Card games now.
jon
1:02
Giants up 1 in the 9th, who are you giving the ball to? Romo? Casilla?
Dave Cameron
1:02
I still think Will Smith is good, so maybe him.
Apparently Bochy doesn't agree with me on that, though.
Richie
1:03
So TLR is being demoted rather than let go? What, they hoping he quits in reaction and then they get to save a few $$$ on a negotiated buyout rather than covering his whole contract as in the case of a firing?
Dave Cameron
1:03
His contract is up, so it's not a money thing. They did the same thing with Kevin Towers, so it seems like they prefer to keep former executives around on consultant contracts for some reason.
The Diamondbacks are weird.
Bob from Accounting
1:04
So, when was the optimal time to use Britton? The highest leverage spot point-in-time (i.e. starting the bottom of the 9th)?
Dave Cameron
1:04
I would have put him in starting in the 8th inning, probably, and let him pitch 8/9. Then you still have Brach/O'Day for 10/11/12.
Q-Ball
1:05
Who is your NL MVP? Bryant?
Dave Cameron
1:05
Yeah, pretty easily.
Q-Ball
1:05
Looking back at your "Worst Transactions List", you did a great job on that. The only blemish was Jean Segura; his power surge proved you wrong, and it was a good deal for the D-Backs. Are you a believer in him now?
Dave Cameron
1:05
Well, lots of guys had power spikes this year. Hard to know if it was the ball or what. Not sure how to predict the future of these guys who suddenly figured out how to hit 20 bombs a year.
Elton
1:06
How is Oregon so far?
Dave Cameron
1:06
Been here for three weeks and it rained for the first time today. So that's fun.
Sonny
1:06
TLR as consultant, I had a job where the former head of the company whose decisions led to our demise was kept on as a consultant by the new owners, it was awkward. 'what are you working on today?' 'trying to uneff that thing you made us do last year.'
Dave Cameron
1:06
Well, I'd imagine he wouldn't be in the office.
1:07
But yeah, it's a weird idea.
Mike Oxynurass
1:07
Sanchez ROY yes or no?
Dave Cameron
1:07
I'd vote for him, yes.
Snowflake
1:07
That was such a great game last night up until the inexplicable end. I didn't care who won. Just disappointing to see it end on such a bad decision.
Dave Cameron
1:07
It was still a great game.
1:08
Okay, I know we're not quite making it an hour today, since I started late, but I'm doing the live blog tonight and thus need to get some stuff done this afternoon.
Come back in 4 hours and hang out with August and I as we watch Bumgarner and Syndergaard.
Thanks for hanging out, everyone. And sorry about last night, Orioles fans.
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