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Dave Cameron
12:48
If he pitches the 9th the next time they have a 1-3 run lead, I'll be stunned.
JVizzle
12:48
Thoughts on Greg Holland's start to the season?
Dave Cameron
12:48
Hard not to be impressed. The fastball is back and the slider looks strong.
Travis
12:49
Where can I find an article to tell when stats become outcome predictive for the season?
Marshall
12:50
Clearly increased velocity has lead to more strikeouts. Over time, should we except hitters to adjust to faster pitch speeds and begin making more contact?
Dave Cameron
12:50
Unless there's a physical adjustment they can make to just swing the bat faster, I don't think so.
It's just harder to hit 95 than 85.
Logan Davis
12:51
Other than "be 22 instead of 26", what does Mitch Haniger not do? I have a hard time understanding how middle relievers and toolsy A-ballers get ranked ahead of guys like him on prospect lists.
Dave Cameron
12:51
Prospect lists are generally focused on upside, and often undervalue proximity to the majors.
12:52
So a young guy who has projection to become a star, but no current value, will often be ranked ahead of a player who is good-but-not-great right now.
In reality, the lower ceiling guy is often more valuable.
mario mendoza
12:53
In your HOU 1B article, did you suggest a trade because you are down on AJ Reed, or because you think, as a contender, they need an established stud 1B?
Dave Cameron
12:53
I don't think Reed is good enough to start for them either.
It doesn't mean he can't start for anyone, but not a team trying to win right now.
James
12:55
Asdrubal Cabrera a shoe-in for Mets 2018 3B? That $8.5 mil option is a bargain for the hitter he's been
Dave Cameron
12:55
Given Reyes' performance, maybe should be their 2017 3B.
ChiSox2020
12:56
Do you think the White Sox move Abreu to Houston or Washington? Both teams are contenders that lack a plus 1st baseman.
Dave Cameron
12:56
Ryan Zimmerman is crushing it so far. They're not going to replace him unless they absolutely have to.
And he's got like $50M left on his deal.
Monsignor Martinez
12:56
Couldn't the lack of teams willing to spend $400+million limit the actual amount of money Harper would make? If only 1 team can even afford a megadeal that expensive, why offer anything more for 1 player?
Dave Cameron
12:57
It's a false premise. Most teams can afford $400+ million for Harper.
Shin soo-Choo Express
12:57
so here in MN, people are coming up with some pretty ridiculous ideas for what to do with Buxton, from "have him bunt every time" to "using the DH on him and make the pitcher hit". If you were the Gm, what would you do?
Dave Cameron
12:58
Giving him a day off is probably the right move, but you just have to be patient.
Tanner
12:58
Can you give me a plausible situation where Ryan Braun has a great season and isn't traded?
Dave Cameron
12:58
He has a no-trade clause, right? So if he invokes it, then there you go.
Otherwise, no.
GDUBSS
12:59
K% for Schwarber: Zips says 30.5% and Steamer says 24.1%. Whats your expectation?
Dave Cameron
12:59
Closer to 30%
Sterling Mallory Chris Archer
1:00
Re: Otani, couldn't the club say to him, sign the max, then we'll negotiate an extension after a week, but without discussing $ amounts? Or is that still circumventing it?
Dave Cameron
1:00
Still circumvention.
what, is she funny or something?
1:00
if the jays season continues in the downward spiral would they move marcus stroman? who would fetch a higher price: stroman or quintana?
Dave Cameron
1:01
I would imagine Stroman and Sanchez stay.
Moltar
1:01
In your Astros 1B article, did you give any thought to Lucas Duda as a potential trade option? He seems expendable to the Mets with them needing to find playing time for Conforto (which could be done by moving Bruce to 1B). I think Duda could be a good medium-term solution for the 'Stros.
Dave Cameron
1:01
Contenders usually don't trade pieces off their big league roster.
v2micca
1:02
Absent some enhancement is it likely we will ever see a 4 year stretch comparable to Bonds 2001 - 2004?
Dave Cameron
1:02
No.
JTT
1:02
Help me overreact to Miguel Cabreras 15 wRc+ with no extra base hits
Dave Cameron
1:02
Petriello noted he's like 3rd in MLB in exit velo. Seems like bad luck.
Bookie Metts
1:03
What kind of package would the Red Sox need to put together for Eric Hosmer?
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