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Dave Cameron
12:44
Hard to know without knowing what international acquisition system looks like. LA seems like a decent guess, though.
CamdenWarehouse
12:45
did you burn your turkey?
Dave Cameron
12:46
Not burned, per se. But definitely more cooked than I was aiming for. I took the dog for a walk, told my mom to keep an eye on it, an when I got back, it was already overcooked. These altitude adjustments are no joke.
Gary
12:46
Braves holding Freeeman is unjustifiable right? They could get a haul for him - Moncada or Benintendi or Bregman + from Sox or Astros, right?
Dave Cameron
12:46
No, they can't get that kind of deal.
Mike M
12:47
Where does Fowler land, realistically?
Dave Cameron
12:47
Cleveland, maybe.
Jeff
12:48
Would you trade 6 years of Urias for 3 years of Sale?
Dave Cameron
12:48
Straight up? Yeah.
Jason
12:50
After reading the Sale for a stud article, could you just provide me with some backstory as to why/how the Sox have him so cheaply? Is it a late-bloomer scenario, similar to Josh Donaldson? Thanks, Dave! Love your work
Dave Cameron
12:50
He signed an early career extension before players realized they were selling their prime years too cheaply.
He and Bumgarner signed almost the exact same deal.
5 Run Homer
12:51
Is Jose Bautista going to be the next Nelson Cruz/Pedro Alvarez that signs a pillow deal with Baltimore in February?
Dave Cameron
12:51
Don't the Orioles hate him?
12:52
That said, his landing spot will be interesting.
I could see him sitting on the market until February, but eventually, I bet he gets paid.
Julio Pepper
12:53
Zobrist as a platoon guy in left seems like a huge waste, no? He's a very good hitter.
Dave Cameron
12:53
He would play 2B vs RHP, LF vs LHP
If they trade Soler
JKD
12:54
Absent being able to get one of the deals you suggest done, doesn't it kind of make sense for the Mets to trade *both* Granderson and Bruce, play Conforto everyday, and take a flier on, e.g., Ben Revere when the Nats non-tender him? A Revere-Lagares platoon in CF and as 4th OF/defensive replacement/pinch-runner actually seems like it could be a pretty decent allocation of playing time, and would cost almost nothing. Then with the savings from Granderson and Bruce, they could make a serious run at adding back-end relief help.
Dave Cameron
12:54
Yeah, that would work too, if they're convinced Collins will play Conforto.
If you trade both and Collins still doesn't like Conforto, and you end up with Brandon Nimmo in RF or something, that's not great.
Elbo
12:55
No one wants to pay Carter $8M or so for one year but people are going to pay Trumbo $15M/yr for three or four years? I realize Trumbo is a better first basement, but still that would seem hard to explain.
Dave Cameron
12:55
Well Trumbo's a +2 WAR player and Carter's a +1 WAR player.
12:56
Or, at least, Trumbo's a +2 WAR guy if he's a 1B, not an RF.
Josh
12:56
With word that Rangers want to cut payroll by 10-15% this year, along with the idea that they may be near the end of their window - what's a TORP like Darvish with 1 year remaining return in a hypothetical trade?
Dave Cameron
12:56
Rangers aren't trading Darvish coming off two straight playoff berths. If they fall apart, maybe they move him mid-season.
v2micca
12:57
When will you be allowed to talk about where August is working?
Dave Cameron
12:57
When that team announces it.
Uncle Jimbo
12:58
What are the benefits of being a member of BBWWAA? Are there economic/employment benefits?
Dave Cameron
12:59
Not really. BBWAA members have an easier time getting access to players for interviews, so if you're a reporter, it helps make your job easier.
Joe
12:59
Do you think the Cubs are really going to go into the season with Montgomery as the 5th starter, or will the add someone more established?
Dave Cameron
12:59
They'll add a guy.
EbenezerBatflip
1:00
If you could pay the same price to get one, which would you rather have, 3 years of Sale or 4 years of Quintana?
Dave Cameron
1:00
Sale.
CamdenWarehouse
1:00
What does a winter work stoppage mean in terms of real effects?
Dave Cameron
1:00
The off-season comes to a stop.
FanGraphs traffic goes in the toilet.
We make Sullivan become a mall Santa to bring in extra revenue.
Ron Fournier
1:01
if you had to guess right now, who plays 1B and DH for the red sox in 2017?
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