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Dave Cameron
12:21
Astros still most likely Quintana buyer. Cubs probably more look for cheaper back-end guy unless Darvish becomes available.
Charlie
12:22
Thanks for the chat. Is a Jose Quintana for Corey Ray swap reasonable? The Brewers get a starter they can afford long term (assuming he turns it around) and the Sox get a guy who not only makes baseball sense, but is the most famous graduate of their ace program, so I'm sure there's a lot of desire to add him. Or am I being too romantic?
Dave Cameron
12:22
Quintana is worth a lot more than just Ray.
Reginald Denton III
12:22
Do you think Judge will surpass Stanton as MLB's premier power hitter over the next few years? At what point will pitchers start pitching around him more? It doesn't seem like it's happening yet.
Dave Cameron
12:22
Decent argument he already has.
12:23
Stanton isn't hitting the ball as hard as he used to, as he's trying to make more contact now.
Roadhog
12:24
Red Sox need Jed Lowrie, no?
Dave Cameron
12:24
Could see him as a fit at 3B if they decide Devers isn't ready.
But I'd just give Devers a look first.
Moltar
12:25
Just noticed the addition of the time stamp to the main page. Thank you for taking into account reader feedback. Happy to support a website that values its customers!
Dave Cameron
12:25
We appreciate the responses to the re-design. Our goal is always to make the site as good as it can be, and it was something that you guys clearly missed, so I'm happy Sean was able to bring it back.
Charlie
12:26
Assuming they don't trade Duda, should the Mets A. Offer him a QO B. Re-sign him or C. Let him Walk?
Dave Cameron
12:26
He's not a $17M per year guy.
I'd offer him 2/$20M or something but if he wants more than that, I'd pass.
Kid
12:27
How close are we to your idealized version of baseball in terms of game length, offense vs. defense balance, strike zone, etc?
Dave Cameron
12:27
Not very close. I'd prefer much more contact and less time between pitches.
Eduardo
12:28
Everyone keeps saying the Yankees are going to trade for a starting pitcher, but I can't see them giving up Torres. Frazier seems like he'll be wearing another uniform in 6 weeks, right? Which pitcher could he be in a trade for?
Dave Cameron
12:29
I could see them winning the Sonny Gray bidding war. Under control for several years, young enough to fit into the core.
Harold
12:29
Can the White Sox still get a good return for Quintana, or should they wait until the offseason or next trade deadline?
Dave Cameron
12:29
They can still get a good return. Just not what they were asking for over the winter.
David
12:30
Loved Eric's live draft stream.
Dave Cameron
12:30
Eric and Chris did a great job with draft coverage. I know it's not necessarily what we're known for, but they crushed it.
Porcho Villa
12:30
What's your sense on how the LAD rotation shakes out? Does Maeda get his spot back? Should Hill lose his given the control issues and inability to go more than 4-5 innings?
Dave Cameron
12:31
They'll just piece together 7-8 guys all year, rotating to keep everyone's innings down. In the playoffs, I bet it's Kershaw/Wood/Hill/Maeda, with maybe Urias swapping out for Hill if his command doesn't improve.
Brendon
12:31
What was the result of your leg injury? Are you getting surgery?
Dave Cameron
12:32
Torn ACL and meniscus. Surgery next Thursday. Good news for you guys is that I'll be unable to walk for most of July, so should have plenty of time to write.
Lou
12:32
Better future, Judge or Bellinger?
Dave Cameron
12:32
Judge
Andy
12:33
Could Judge's performance impact the Yankees' pursuit of Harper? Why pay Harper $500 million when you already get similar production out of a guy on his rookie contract? Conversely, if this is Judge's team by 2019, will Harper be okay with a supporting role, the way A-Rod deferred to Jeter?
Dave Cameron
12:33
Why only have one really good player when you can have two?
It's not an either/or.
Terence
12:33
If the Astros decide to target a SP at the deadline, do you think they'd make a modest, short-term addition (e.g., Marcus Estrada), or go for a long-term option (e.g., Quintana or Archer) to try to address Keuchel's departure in free agency after 2018?
Dave Cameron
12:34
They've got the chips to make a big move.
Depends on price, probably, but easier to see them making the blockbuster than anyone else.
Frankie
12:35
Should/ Could the M's make a play for Quintana? It seems like, with their offense and window, adding a good SP would yield the most benefits.
Dave Cameron
12:35
They don't have the prospects to get him.
Booger
12:35
NBA is a soft cap... NHL is a hard cap.
Dave Cameron
12:36
NBA has a hard-cap on player salaries, not team payrolls. The max contract means that NBA stars end up picking teams based on non-monetary factors, and so you end up with very underpaid superstars clumping together to give each other best chance to win.
Anon
12:37
What's the most common non-fantasy question you don't answer?
Dave Cameron
12:37
Nick Markakis questions.
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