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The Hamburglar
12:40
I'm having trouble finding a landing spot for Jose Bautista. Where would you guess he lands? Back to the Jays?
Dave Cameron
12:40
He'd be an interesting fit in Cleveland if they were willing to open up the payroll a bit.
Dan O'Dowd
12:40
The Rockies could win 90 games in 2017 of they ________.
Dave Cameron
12:40
Get really lucky.
Justin
12:41
Why are baseball operations jobs so low paying? Demand for those jobs so high that they can still get quality candidates with low salaries?
Dave Cameron
12:42
Yep. Lots of people are willing to take reduced income to work in baseball, especially kids who grew up pretty well off and don't really need to make a lot of money.
jon
12:43
The Cubs intimated they would sit out this winter to save up for Otani. They obviously aren't the only ones thinking this way. If he gets posted next winter (23 years old and therefore non-capped IFA), what does his deal look like? 8/$200m? More?
Dave Cameron
12:43
A good bit more. Tanaka got 7/$155M and wasn't anywhere near Otani in terms of talent.
Toss in inflation and Otani's bat, and I'd bet $250M is the starting spot.
Richard
12:44
I don't understand why an international draft is viewed as such a complicated undertaking. All it needs to do is determine which team owns rights to the player, the likelihood as to whether the player signs with the team would eventually sort itself out in the draft order. i.e. every team would draft Otani, but if you didn't know if he would come over, maybe not in first round. Thoughts?
Dave Cameron
12:46
It's way more complicated than that. Japan would argue they don't even belong in the system, since they have their own Major League, and many of their guys coming over are veterans who don't want to have their rights controlled for six years. You can't have the same system for a 16 year old and a 37 year old.
Vanilla extract
12:47
I MUST be in cranberry sauce.
Dave Cameron
12:47
Orange juice too.
Bun
12:47
I put orange juice in my homemade cranberry sauce. I am a heathen.
Dave Cameron
12:47
No, you're wise.
Outside Animals
12:47
I think Sweet Potato Pie is a little more regional. Also, store-bought Sweet Potato Pie is more terrible than store-bought Pumpkin Pie
Dave Cameron
12:47
Okay, yes, those rankings were homemade only
The Hamburglar
12:48
Sweet Potato Pie is Mike Trout, Pumpkin Pie is Steve Souza
Dave Cameron
12:48
Overstatement, but not that far off.
AJ Preller
12:48
Why didn't I offer more for Kevin Maitan? Did the Braves have something with him that went beyond money? We gave 11 mil to Morejon, so seemingly Maitan would definitely have been affordable.
Dave Cameron
12:49
Rumors around the game are that the Braves had Maitan locked up for a very long time, so his advisors didn't listen to other offers.
Okay, I'm going to have to end it there.
12:50
Have to go pick up my turkey, buy some last minute groceries, and start the cooking.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
We'll see you next week.
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