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Dave Cameron
12:01
Happy 2017 everyone.
12:02
For Christmas, my son got me pneumonia, which was very thoughtful of him, and I'm not entirely back to full speed yet, so we might not make it the full hour today, but we'll see how it goes.
Bork
12:02
What's more likely to happen: Bautista signing with the Jays or waiting until after the draft to sign?
Dave Cameron
12:02
Signing with the Jays, by a lot. They need him, he needs them.
Jose Quintana
12:02
Why haven't the Yankees or Pirates worked out a trade to get me?
Dave Cameron
12:02
Well the asking price is pretty high.
Devil Ray J. Johnson
12:03
Can you state Edgar Martinez's HOF case in 25 words or less?
Dave Cameron
12:03
He was one of the best hitters of all-time. DH is a position.
Ed in Iowa
12:04
Welcome back! I hope you and the little fellow had a lovely holiday. Our small person got introduced to duplos and now they're all the rage in our house.... Will Travis be on the chat and podcast schedule?
Dave Cameron
12:06
We got some duplos too, but he wasn't that interested in them. The vegetables that you can cut by separating them at the seams are the big hit so far. And yes, Travis will be chatting weekly.
Matt
12:06
Really excited to have Jeff co host Effectively Wild with Ben Lindbergh. Should we expect any other significant changes with the pod as it switches to Fangraphs?
Dave Cameron
12:07
Besides the change in hosts, nope. We know people love EW, and have no interest in messing with success.
Erik
12:07
ZiPS projects Moncada as already the White Sox third best position player. If he is kept in the minors for a good portion of the year, will that be for service time reasons or legitimate developmental reasons? Will he actually learn faster against AAA pitchers than MLB pitchers?
Dave Cameron
12:07
He didn't look anything close to big league ready last year, and the White Sox aren't trying to win. There's no reason to rush him.
Jimmy
12:07
Dave- When statcast data becomes publically available, what are the types of statistics and conclusions that you most anticipate or expect to see? When do you think the ETA on this is?
Dave Cameron
12:09
Statcast data is publicly available already; you can get it at BaseballSavant.com. In terms of the most used part of the data, I'd expect that once the system is capable of either tracking every play (not currently happening) or we can reliably infer the expected run value of untracked plays, the primary thing people will be interested in is the separation of value between pitcher and fielder. Building a pitching metric that is based on quality of contact, rather than trying to tease that out from the results, is what everyone has wanted forever.
baby bull
12:10
since contracts are basically the same, would you rather have Odubel or Ender?
Dave Cameron
12:10
Inciarte. Believe more in the D, and no real reason to think Odubel makes that up at the plate.
Matt
12:10
Hey Dave, please rank the following young NL East cores (signed long term) according to which one you'd want to build an offense around: A. Turner, Eaton, Rendon; B. Swanson, (Albies,) Inciarte, Freeman; C. Herrera, (Crawford,) Franco. Thank you!
Dave Cameron
12:11
A, B, C.
I remain unsold on Franco as anything more than a mediocre player.
12:12
Braves and Nationals are closer, but I'd take Turner over Swanson.
dirty dan mcgraw
12:12
shouldn't lots of teams, like the Phillies, be in on Dozier with the expectation of flipping him at the deadline or next offseason?
Dave Cameron
12:13
He'll fetch less at that point then his acquisition cost now, so no.
Rebuilding teams should be getting guys whose values will go up, not down.
baby bull
12:13
If the Phillies can trade for Jay Bruce by taking his $$ and giving up an org prospect, is there any chance at all they could get a better prospect back at the deadline? Id lean no
Dave Cameron
12:13
Sure, it's possible, if he has a big first half, but then you're paying $7 million or whatever his half-season salary is for the right to buy a meh prospect in July if things go right.
I'd do something else with my $7 million.
Zonk
12:14
If you are Mike Rizzo, what do you do to address your bullpen?
Dave Cameron
12:14
Greg Holland seems like a natural fit there.
YOYOma
12:15
assuming twins hold onto dozier with plans to trade him at deadline, and multiple contending teams have needs now at 2b, does he still return better than what dodgers are offering right now at de leon plus?
Dave Cameron
12:15
No.
baby bull
12:15
if you could only vote for 1 RP to get in the HOF this year who would it be? Wagner, Smith, Hoffman
Dave Cameron
12:16
I'd abstain.
Rb
12:16
Quintana for Glasnow and bell who says no pirates or white Sox
Dave Cameron
12:16
White Sox.
FrenchTribeFan
12:16
Who's the most likely to follow the cubs path in the next few years ? I was reading BP's Milwaukee Prospect list. They feel like the next ones for me
Dave Cameron
12:18
Well, they don't have the Cubs revenues, and it's not as easy to get free agents to sign in Wisconsin. The reality is that it's not very easy to do what the Cubs did, and just getting some good young players for a few years isn't enough.
th8_
12:18
So, any hope for Peter O'Brien as a productive player?
Dave Cameron
12:19
Sure, the power is legitimate, and he's a DH now in a league with the DH, so that helps. He probably doesn't figure out the strike zone, but he could be Trumbo 2.0 or something.
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