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Dave Cameron
12:02
Happy Wednesday, everyone.
Well, not happy for everyone.
12:03
But let's talk baseball anyway!
Travis Wood Stan
12:04
The Marlins don't have enough pitching. Should they all out rebuild?
Dave Cameron
12:05
It still feels callous to talk about Jose Fernandez's death in baseball terms, but the reality is that the franchise couldn't really afford to lose him, and they did. They were a fringe contender with one of the best arms in baseball, and they don't really have any way to replace him. I don't think they'll tear it down, but I don't see a clear path forward in the short term for them either, besides just hang around .500 before admitting they need to pick a different direction.
Phoenix2042
12:05
Are we going to get articles on the gold gloves? Can they please include gifs of both phenomenal plays and hilarious bloopers?
Dave Cameron
12:05
People still care about the gold gloves?
VaBravesFan
12:05
Would it make sense for Atlanta to ship Albies, Allard, and Fried to Tampa for Chris Archer?
Dave Cameron
12:05
Of course it would, because Chris Archer is worth so much more than that.
12:06
The Rays would put a call block on all Atlanta numbers after receiving an offer like that.
Zonk
12:07
Hi Dave! What kind of contract do you foresee for Dexter Fowler? What teams would be a good potential fit?
Dave Cameron
12:07
We're releasing a Top 50 Free Agents list tomorrow (or maybe Friday, depending on how fast I can write blurbs), and I'll have my full contract estimates for those guys in that post.
Sam
12:07
As an Indians fan, I'd like to see Miller in the closer role and trade Allen for an OF. Do you agree, or do you think Miller will be setting up for Allen again next season?
Dave Cameron
12:07
Your takeaway from the postseason was "we need fewer good relievers"?
John Jaso Jingle Heimer Schmidt
12:08
GM meetings lunch trade: Billy Beane offers a snack pack and oreos for Mike Rizzo's turkey sandwich, who says no?
Dave Cameron
12:08
Have you seen Billy Beane and Mike Rizzo? Why do we think Beane is the one with the oreos here?
Q-Ball
12:08
What team other than the White Sox, in your opinion, should be shifting gears to rebuild mode?
Dave Cameron
12:10
Pittsburgh is probably the other team with an interesting possible pivot this winter.
12:11
You'd be selling very low on McCutchen and Cole, but the Cubs are going to own the NL Central for a while.
ryan
12:11
where can I find year by year individual team WAR totals ?
Dave Cameron
12:12
You'll have to do a little excel work to combine position player WAR and pitcher WAR from our leaderboards to get total team WAR.
Matt
12:12
Is Albies, Allard, and Touki enough to land Archer?
Dave Cameron
12:12
No.
Amir
12:12
If the Yankees fail to sign one of the big closers on the free agent market, do you think Betances can handle the full-time job?
Dave Cameron
12:12
Sure, no real reason to think he can't, unless the workload of the last few years causes him to break down.
Rob
12:13
If the White Sox go the rebuild route, and it appears they will, they have to be all in, right? It would make little sense to only trade a couple of pieces like Sale and Abreu for example.
Dave Cameron
12:13
Yeah, they have too many guys at peak value to not just blow it all to pieces.
Guest
12:13
What's your favourite part of working at Fangraphs? I feel like the chats would be surprisingly fun.
Dave Cameron
12:13
Probably the people I get to work with.
We have a great crew here.
VanExelent
12:13
What are the odds Justin Turner gets a $100+ million contract?
Dave Cameron
12:14
Pretty low.
He's, what, 32? With knee problems?
CamdenWarehouse
12:14
This is the dynamic that we were supposed to see all along with the QO system, right? Teams offer a lot of QOs, the players start accepting, and then the system finds some balance because teams don't actually want the players to accept. It just took longer than it should have to reach the second step.
Dave Cameron
12:14
The QO is still a bad system.
It's less bad than what MLB had before, but it's not good.
Q-Ball
12:14
Matt Carpenter a 1B...does that make sense to you? Has his defense declined that much at 3B/2B?
Dave Cameron
12:15
I don't think it has as much to do with Carpenter as it does the rest of the guys. They've got Wong signed long-term, Diaz obviously needs to play, Peralta/Gyroko are still around. Of that group, Carpenter is the one with the most experience at 1B.
TKDC
12:15
It's so odd for a team like the White Sox, to have 6-7 valuable pieces, and be a large market team, but they still should sell? Are the rest of their pieces just garbage?
Dave Cameron
12:15
Yup.
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