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Dave Cameron
12:53
I know Phillies fans are dreaming of bringing their boy home.
Hank
12:53
Why do guys like Joc Pederson and George Springer have such amazing SB numbers in the minors, yet absolutely stink at stealing bases in the majors? I mean seriously, George Springer is terrible at stealing.
Dave Cameron
12:54
I would imagine holding runners on is one of the things that MLB pitchers are probably a lot better at than MILB pitchers.
Gene
12:54
What's a fair extension for Syndergaard after this season assuming he has a similar if not better season compared to 2016? Would have 4 years of control remaining (all arb)
Dave Cameron
12:55
Since he's going to be a Super Two, if he has another elite year, the chances for a cheap extension are zero. He'd probably be looking at something like $40-$50M in arb payouts by going year to year, and no reason to sell his FA years for less than $30-$35M apiece. So if you want a six year deal, you're over $100M.
Jason (not the 12:44 one)
12:56
Rizzo and Bryant had very similar years offensively - how come Rizzo didn't receive more MVP support than he did? Case of people having to choose one Cub to back to ensure they didn't cancel each other out?
Dave Cameron
12:57
There was about a one win difference between them in baserunning, so they didn't really have similar years offensively, just at the plate. And then there's Bryant's defensive ability.
Tim Tebows OBP
12:57
How does the former Heisman winner do today? 0-2 with 2Ks? Does he induce a weak ground ball to the left side? Popup to first?
Dave Cameron
12:58
I don't really understand caring about Tebow either way. The people who are really interested and the people who are really mad about people being really interested are both confusing to me.
PD
12:58
Is there a general size requirement to be a MLB hitter? Looking at some prospects who have stalled in AAA, you need to be a minimum of around 6 feet and 175 lbs.
Dave Cameron
12:58
Jose Altuve says hello.
12:59
In general, though, taller/bigger is better.
Rob
12:59
What's the current status of Otani and when he would be able to come over to the U.S? Could you see the WSox making a big push for him as part of the rebuild?
Dave Cameron
12:59
Nothing has changed since the new CBA was negotiated. The new international rules mean that if he wants to come over next year, he'll have to settle for a ~$9M signing bonus and then subject himself to the standard pre-arb/arb system until he has six years of service time.
1:00
So unless he's just not motivated at all by money, he'll wait two years.
Rob
1:00
In your best guess as to which teams will need to go hardest after Quintana in July?
Dave Cameron
1:01
The Cardinals are still the best fit, I think.
He's their kind of pitcher.
Jason (not the 12:44 one)
1:01
Follow up to Rizzo/Bryant - I thought Rizzo's defense was also very highly rated. Does Bryant's baserunning move the needle that much?
Dave Cameron
1:01
Good defense at first base is less valuable than good defense at third base or left field.
1:02
Alright, going to take my son to preschool and then take my in-laws to the airport. It's a good day... (They don't read FG. No one send this to them.)
We'll do this again next week.
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