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Dave Cameron
12:54
Impossible to know what would have happened in alternate universe, but seems pretty clear that they could have really used Miller in the postseason, no?
12:55
Of course, Schwarber was pretty great in the WS too.
Noel
12:55
I know this is a pro dodgers website and they are my team but aren't they being overstated as a perfect trade partner for the white Sox and sale? If urias is of the table almost every team can match a package of jose DeLeon and one of Bellenger or verdugo? That's very underwhelming If im a sox fan !
Dave Cameron
12:55
I don't think we even have one Dodgers fan on staff, much less being a pro-Dodgers website.
12:56
And no one said the offer would stop at DeLeon and Bellenger?
Jordan
12:56
I don't understand why teams have to be punished for signing free agents, I see why a team wants compensation (not that I agree) but I don't see why the signing team has to lose something as valuable as a draft pick.
Dave Cameron
12:56
It's just a tax to try and drive prices down.
$11 Worth of Taco Bell
12:57
Which reliever do you think could turn into a decent starter? Would the profile be a reliever with a good change and good command?
Dave Cameron
12:57
Yeah, would have to be a guy who can get both RHB and LHB out.
jon
12:58
The Cubs have signaled they are unlikely to spend at the top of the reliever market (top of any market). They have $40 million coming off the books and WS revenue. What are they spending on? Doesn't seem like anyone is blowing the draft pool and the Cubs are locked on international signings this year.
Dave Cameron
12:58
Bet they try to sign a bunch of extensions this winter.
Bryant and Russell the obvious targets, but wouldn't be surprised if they tried to do something with Hendricks too.
Elton
12:59
Given the increased focus on the TTO penalty, do you think teams will be quicker to move struggling starters to the pen to be used in longer relief stints a la Miller in the playoffs? (though not as frequently of course) Will bullpen games in the regular season become more common you think?
Dave Cameron
12:59
You can't do the postseason usage in the regular season; not enough off days.
HugoZ
1:00
Two trade proposals for Archer that you think are inadequate, and the Atlanta fans have become "incredibly annoying"? Maybe you need a longer walk in the woods.
Dave Cameron
1:00
This isn't the first chat I've ever done.
Comish4lif
1:00
After taking a beating on election night, any chance Nate Silver returns to baseball?
Dave Cameron
1:00
Uh, wasn't Nate the pollster who got it least wrong?
He was the only one saying that Trump had a legit shot.
Dooduh
1:01
Think Wil Myers is available?
Dave Cameron
1:01
No; think they see him as their franchise guy.
Zach Walters Appreciation Guild
1:01
What does a Lindor extension look like at this point?
Dave Cameron
1:01
I'd bet Cleveland finds out!
1:02
1+ service time guys have generally signed pretty cheap, since they're so far from FA. Maybe something like 6/$40M with a couple team options.
1:03
Okay, that's going to do it for me today. Off to work on the Top 50 Free Agents post, coming soon!
We'll see you guys next week.
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