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Dave Cameron
12:16
This is what happens when you count on guys like Avisail Garcia.
Ronnie
12:16
MLBTR projects Edwin Encarnacion getting 4/92 in FA. If that comes to fruition how much surplus value does Ryan Braun have with 4/76 remaining on his contract?
Dave Cameron
12:16
None. Encarnacion is better and doesn't have Braun's baggage.
Q-Ball
12:16
Now that Ruben Amaro and Dave Stewart are gone, what GM do we now love to criticize on Fangraphs? Could Dombrowski become our new punching bag?
Dave Cameron
12:17
Reality is there is no front office that is run by an unqualified GM anymore.
Zonk
12:17
Did Theo punch his ticket to the Hall of Fame?
Dave Cameron
12:17
Yup,.
Matt
12:17
Bryant Harper or Machado for next 5 years?
Dave Cameron
12:17
Harper.
Erik
12:18
The Phillies have a ton of money to spend and not a lot to spend it on. Do they just save it for next year? Or will they be in play for more free agents than we thought? Seems like kind of a waste to not do at least something with it now.
Dave Cameron
12:18
I would imagine they'll spend on stopgaps. Rosenthal suggested they'll be in on a Howie Kendrick trade, for instance.
Dubslow
12:19
Any chance one of the offseason improvements to the site could be the separation of the defensive runs from the positional adjustment runs on the WAR leaderboard? Suffice it to say that I was quite confused some months ago when I was wondering how David Ortiz accrued 20 or 30 runs of negative defensive value without actually playing defense, took me a few weeks to figure out that was only the positional adjustment
Dave Cameron
12:19
We already have defensive runs without the positional adjustment; it's called UZR and DRS.
12:20
Before we had DEF, combining the fielding ratings at a position with the positional adjustment, we had people citing UZR and saying things like "Matt Kemp is the worst defender in baseball", even though he just had the biggest negative relative to his position, and was clearly better than immobile 1Bs.
Devil Ray J. Johnson Jr.
12:20
Do the Rays need to do a full blown rebuild, or can they find enough upgrades on the cheap and from maybe trading one piece like Archer to get back into contention?
Dave Cameron
12:21
They were a .500ish team by BaseRuns last year. They are in a better spot than people think.
Ben
12:21
Josh Donaldson for Trea Turner and Lucas Giolito. Who says no?
Dave Cameron
12:22
Probably the Nationals. Donaldson only has two years left at high salaries; don't think Washington would give up 12 years of Turner and Gio for that.
Alex
12:22
If Coppy doesn't want to subtract from the farm and has money to spend, how should they handle this with a weak FA market? Should they seriously stand pat (for most part) hope to obtain another top 10 draft pick, and look for a huge swing in 2018?
Dave Cameron
12:23
If they were hoping for a top 10 pick, they'd trade Inciarte, wouldn't have traded for Kemp, etc... They clearly want to be better next year. I'd imagine they'll sign a few free agents.
Devil Ray J. Johnson Jr.
12:23
You can only vote one for the HOF (and it's the deciding vote): Tim Raines or Edgar Martinez?
Dave Cameron
12:23
Raines
Zonk
12:23
Seems like everyone wants to trade for starting pitching this offseason. Is that your take? Do you see the prices in terms of hitters and prospects becoming Shelby Miller-like insane?
Dave Cameron
12:24
The only guy who would have made the Shelby Miller trade is unemployed now.
Cory
12:24
Do you think the Tigers are seriously going to trade Miguel Cabrera? It's not hard to see how they can make a run next year with what Boyd, Norris, and Fulmer showed towards the end of last year, but Morosi continues to report that they'll shop he and Verlander.
Dave Cameron
12:25
No, I don't think they'll actually move him. The contract is still an albatross waiting to happen, and they're not going to give their franchise player away in a salary dump, so trying to find a package that would work for both sides will be nearly impossible.
Stay Out of Medford Dave Cameron
12:25
Best part of Oregon so far?
Dave Cameron
12:25
The access to nature, easily. I'm a 10 minute walk from the Deschutes River Trail, so I spend at least an hour a day walking through the woods next to a beautiful river.
Bernie Sanders Would Have Won
12:25
Thoughts on Bartolo? Anyone *thinking* about three years in this market, or is his age just too much?
Dave Cameron
12:26
He's only going to get one year deals.
He's 44.
Erix
12:26
Do you think there's fire to the Jays resigning Edwin smoke?
Dave Cameron
12:26
I wouldn't be surprised if they re-signed him. I don't think he's worth it at the prices people are talking about, though.
Scott
12:27
Should the Cardinals make Dexter Fowler a number one priority? Mozeliak has stressed defensive improvements.
Dave Cameron
12:27
Fowler's positioning helped him this year, but he's not a great defender.
britishcub
12:27
Will any big free agent sign before the new cbs is in place?
Dave Cameron
12:28
This offseason is going to operate under the old CBA terms, most likely. The new CBA will kick in next year.
Joe
12:29
Do you anticipate that Addison Russell could take another step forward offensively next season? He is only 22 years old, and if he could be a .350 OBP guy instead of a .320 guy, that would make him an incredible player going forward.
Dave Cameron
12:29
That would, but he'll have to fix his contact problems for that to happen.
And that's not so easy.
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