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Dave Cameron
12:53
Does this mean I have to have cancer again?
12:54
I'd probably want to hang out with A.J. Preller at the trade deadline just to see what he's trying to do.
"Luis Perdomo AND Brad Hand gets me Trout, right?"
Kevin
12:55
What's the next big thing coming at Fangraphs?
Dave Cameron
12:55
There's a front-page re-design coming pretty darn soon. I think you'll like it, once you get past the "change is evil" reaction.
A. Reitz
12:55
RE: Yankees = Contender...Define "Contender". Because while the Yankees have a nice young nucleus we need to pump the breaks on contending for anything but 3rd place.
Dave Cameron
12:55
They're going to win 88-95 games this year.
But okay.
Shuck Bowalter
12:56
Tell me again why the Diamondbacks released Welington Castillo?
Dave Cameron
12:56
Zack Greinke's resurgence.
BDF
12:56
Peak Kershaw is not even the equal of peak Martinez. That's not arguable, is it?
Dave Cameron
12:56
Nope.
Peak Pedro is the best pitcher we've ever seen.
Andy
12:57
Is Freddie Freeman included in that 2nd tier of top 10-15 guys you mentioned? Please, he's all we Braves fans have left.
Dave Cameron
12:57
Yeah, he's in there too.
A. Reitz
12:58
I'm not saying Yuli is good, but bad approach? 13%K rate is considered an elite contact skill. Sure, he doesn't walk but. Also, he's playing 1B because Bregman is at 3rd...
Dave Cameron
12:58
He doesn't strike out because he swings at everything. That's a bad approach for a guy who doesn't do damage on contact.
12:59
He's basically Yangervis Solarte.
Alex
12:59
Even though they most likely will be out of contention do you think the Pirates might still make a run at Quintana?
Dave Cameron
12:59
No, you don't outbid contenders for a win-now piece if you're not winning now.
Sammy
1:00
When healthy, who is better- Matz or Nola? Who has more trade value?
Dave Cameron
1:00
Nola, twice.
Erik
1:01
Are the Astros more okay with Gurriel at first because they get first baseman-level offense from Altuve and Correa up the middle? If Gurriel really does play very good D, they might feel like that's more valuable to them than getting a traditional first basemen with more offense but no glove. Or should the identity of their second baseman and shortstop have no bearing on their decision at first base?
Dave Cameron
1:01
You just want as much value at each spot as you can get.
They're okay with Gurriel because they are going to win the AL West with him either way.
ctw
1:01
you could start a site using analytics to cover the various goings-on around your municipality. BendGraphs has a ring to it.
Dave Cameron
1:02
"Housing still expensive. Town still very white. Check back tomorrow for more of the same."
Shuck Bowalter
1:02
Dead ball era, Steroid era, etc...what name do you give the present?
Dave Cameron
1:02
Strikeout Era is obvious choice.
Erik
1:02
Why are large contracts more moveable in the offseason than in the summer? Rigid accounting practices?
Dave Cameron
1:03
It's tougher to get owners to agree to a massive change in expected payroll in season.
That kind of sales pitch to take on a huge contract usually requires a lot of time, and summer trade deals move faster.
kevinthecomic
1:04
"the last Trout was Willie Mays" -- no love for Barry Bonds?
Dave Cameron
1:04
Pre-PEDs Bonds wasn't this good. PEDs Bonds was very different.
Shuck Bowalter
1:05
The Dave Cameron expansion team gets the first pick, and you can choose between 1) Mike Trout on a 3 year contract, 2) Clayton Kershaw on a 4 year contract, 3) Bryce Harper on a 5 year contract or 4)Manny Machado on a 5 year contract
Dave Cameron
1:05
Assuming same AAV, I'd take Harper.
Matt
1:06
In your opinion, is Otani actually coming over this offseason? If 'yes', then in theory, wouldn't the fact that he's already willing to take such a massive paycut not exclude any teams currently under per-player constraints due to overspending?
Dave Cameron
1:06
I don't buy that Otani is actually going to leave $200+ million on the table.
But if he did, then the calculation becomes "where can I make the most money in non-baseball dollars", and that's not Cincinnati.
1:07
At that point, you just go to NY or LA and hit up every marketing guy you can find in those cities.
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