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Dave Cameron
1:01
Hanley and Beltran.
JKD
1:01
I've seen people talking about four or five years for Wieters, but isn't that kind of crazy? He's worse at both hitting and catching than Martin and McCann were when they signed, and with an injury history and clear age-related decline to boot. Three years, okay, but he doesn't even have a bat worth transitioning to 1B/DH once he's done catching. Or am I misreading the market and his talents?
Dave Cameron
1:02
I wouldn't even give him two years.
Matt Wieters isn't good.
Adam
1:02
If the Dodgers have to pick between Turner and Jansen, which do you keep?
Dave Cameron
1:02
Turner.
Kristen
1:02
Could you see a team negotiating with CHW to bring the 'prospect cost' down by offering to take on all of Shields' contract?
Dave Cameron
1:03
Sure, eating dead money is an easy way to offset value.
The Federalist
1:03
That league-average hitter comment has me puzzled. Does that really mean that a league-average hitter should get $16-18MM/year on the open market? Does that really happen?
Dave Cameron
1:04
If a guy was expected to be a league average player every year of the deal, yeah. Take a look at Josh Reddick, for instance; league avearge player got 4/$52M, so $13M per year, but he's only going to be average in year one, then decline, so Astros paying ~$8M per expected win.
Brendon
1:06
Is there friendship or competition between FG writers and other companies (BP, ESPN, FOX, etc.)? Or is it fun to just meet up with everyone at the winter meetings?
Dave Cameron
1:06
We're all friends, for the most part. We hang out together.
Okra
1:07
Regarding your article on 26th roster spot, don't you think it'd be better to directly address the problem of too many pitching changes rather than create a roster construction rule as you propose? I think everybody agrees that one out guys are the problem. Why not just change the min to 2 completed plate appearances for a pitcher instead of 1?
Dave Cameron
1:08
I talked with Tango on Twitter about this last night, but I think any rule limiting or adding a penalty to a pitching change is a complete non-starter. You can't setup a system where pitchers are incentivized to pitch through pain, or hide fatigue/injury from the coaching staff.
If you have a minimum number of batters faced for a pitcher, and his arm is barking, you can't make him keep pitching.
And if you create an injury exception, then you have to try and legislate what an injury is or isn't, and that gets problematic real fast.
Tim
1:09
Freddie Freeman can't bring back Yoan Moncada in a trade? Your kidding right?
Dave Cameron
1:09
Freddie Freeman comes with his contract.
Value isn't just performance.
Dan
1:10
Do we know for sure that Bruce won't bring back anything? He really shouldn't have had any value at the deadline either, right?
Dave Cameron
1:10
He had a great offensive first half.
The Mets paid for half a good season of hitting, then watched him forget how to hit.
1:11
Alright, that will do it for me today. I'm off to get some more work done and hope for a new CBA today.
We'll talk from DC next week.
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