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Dave
12:53
Can Otani sign a 1 year deal and be a free agent afterwards? $25 million for one year doesn't seem like a bad investment.
Dave Cameron
12:54
Nope. MLB will not allow any agreement that circumvents the international signing rules.
Harvey
12:54
A hypothetical re: Bumgarner vs. Sale – if the Red Sox win the world series this year (and Sale pitches well, maybe not Bumgarner playoff well, but still good), does your answer on cooperstown odds flip?
Dave Cameron
12:54
No. Bumgarner has 3 WS titles and several of the most iconic playoff performances of his time. Sale is way behind in October mystique.
Cameron
12:55
Most important quality of a big league manager, in-game decision making or ability to manage personalities?
Dave Cameron
12:55
The latter, by a lot.
Andrew
12:56
who has a better chance of outperforming their projections: lamb or castellanos? Steamer and zips seem to be down on both
Dave Cameron
12:56
I'd take Lamb learning to hit lefties over Castellanos learning to field.
Charley
12:57
Who would you say is the best player who ever had a legitimate 20-grade tool for the majority of their career?
Dave Cameron
12:57
Jamie Moyer had a 20 fastball for a long time.
Johnny Damon's 20 arm?
Erik
12:58
What player furthest from 3000 hits would you give at least a 25% chance of reaching the milestone? How about 500 HRs?
Dave Cameron
12:58
Has to be Trout for both, right?
Paul
1:00
Braves are playoff competitors in what year?
Dave Cameron
1:00
2019, maybe.
I'm not that high on their short-term chances.
Tom A.
1:01
People criticize Dombrowski for the Red Sox lack of depth and link that to the prospect trades. Crazy to say trading prospects for starting players eroded 2017 depth, right?
Dave Cameron
1:01
I don't think it's so much the trades as it is that this is always been Dombrowski's philosophy; he's a stars and scrubs GM.
Tom A.
1:02
Nolan Ryan must've had 20 command for a long time, no?
Dave Cameron
1:02
No, 20 command guys don't make the majors.
Nick Neugebauer had 20 command.
Dylan
1:03
Is Roy Halladay a Hall of Famer?
Dave Cameron
1:03
Easily yes for me.
But then Mussina and Schililng are also clearly deserving from my standpoint too.
Snarfle
1:04
Braves follow-up, do you think the Swanson-Albies combo will be star level or merely good? And is Albies going to be really entertaining, because he seems like it.
Dave Cameron
1:05
I think Swanson is probably more of a high-floor/moderate-ceiling guy than an elite upside prospect. Albies is interesting, and might have the higher ceiling of the two.
Al Kaline
1:05
I said on air that Nick C will have the best season of any tiger hitter including Miggy. Am in insane? Or is everyone not in Detroit sleeping on Nick?
Dave Cameron
1:05
You're insane.
1:06
Alright, off to do some writing.
Thanks for hanging out everyone.
We'll do it again next Wednesday.
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