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Dave Cameron
12:38
The playoffs are mostly random
Ted Nettles
12:40
Dave I was just on crutches for six weeks - anything you need to carry, put in a bag with handles, ie: paper grocery bag. Plates of food are out of the question. Use a bowl for anything you'd normally use a plate for and you can grip it just enough with your thumb and index finger. Glass of liquid also not worth it - try a water bottle. But all that stuff pales in comparison to the indignity of sitting on the floor in the shower. Good luck!
Dave Cameron
12:40
Ah, yeah, a paper bag is a good call.
I had considered a backpack but didn't really want to throw some yogurt in there.
12:41
And I'll raise you shower indignity; I threw a folding camp chair in mine...
Troutmaggedon
12:41
Is the solution to the HR revolution to start moving the fences back on all the band boxes built since Camden yards? Or is it pitching adjustments.
Dave Cameron
12:42
Moving the fences back doesn't really kill offense; Coors Field has some of the largest dimensions in MLB.
John
12:42
Would it not make more sense for the Dodgers to enter a buyer friendly 1B market (Yonder, Adams, Duda) and keep Bellinger in the OF?  Only really competing with the Yankees there
Dave Cameron
12:42
You just named three LH hitters.
I think they'd prefer a RH.
Tres
12:43
If the Angels decide to buy, who could they possibly target, and who could they be willing to offer of any value for those targets?
Dave Cameron
12:44
Obviously they don't have enough chips to get a big name guy, so they'd probably be looking at Jamie Garcia types.
primantis
12:45
I hate how the Dodgers are clearly manipulating the DL.  Why aren't the other teams complaining and getting MLB to disallow it?
Dave Cameron
12:45
Because this is the primary reason the DL was reduced to 10 days to begin with. The Dodgers previously were just doing this by optioning guys to Triple-A after starts; this is less weird than that.
BB guy
12:46
Verdugo has a 17 game hitting streak, Calhoun hit another HR yesterday.  What are the Dodgers going to do about promoting them?
Dave Cameron
12:46
They're going to trade them.
They already have too many position players.
Quinn
12:47
Re: Maeda:  you make a good point, but the way Maeda's contract is structured means he stands to lose $10 million or more each year he's not starting; I could see him (or perhaps his agent) requesting a trade if the Dodgers don't move him back to the rotation eventually.
Dave Cameron
12:47
I would imagine the Dodgers and his representatives have already talked about re-working the incentives.
Kris in Seattle
12:48
Moncada got $31.5M to sign, Robert $26M. Should we temper our expectations for these kids that get $4M on July 2. Seems like the market is valuing even the top kids as C+ level prospects.
Dave Cameron
12:48
Once a team is already over the spending threshold, there's not much remaining incentive to limit spending.
12:49
Vlad Guerrero Jr getting $4M was about TOR not blowing their allocation pool, not him only being worth $4M.
Moltar
12:49
Woah, so Montero now gets DFA'd? Seems a bit harsh.
Dave Cameron
12:49
The backup catcher doesn't get to openly criticize his teammates and keep his job.
led
12:50
I go in for surgery on my ACL/meniscus 7.24 - how you feeling a week later? Aside from not being able to carry anything, give me something that's surprised you about/after the surgery....
Dave Cameron
12:51
The pain is pretty well managed at this point; I got off Oxycodone yesterday, and haven't even taken Tylenol or Motrin today. In terms of surprises, I figured I'd spend most of my first weekend in recovery reading or watching TV. Nope, the drugs knock you out. Expect to sleep a lot.
Manny
12:51
With so many of the game's current best players being former 1st round draft picks, would you say the MLB draft has become the most important one in all of professional sports?
Dave Cameron
12:51
Uh, no.
12:52
The value of a high pick in the NBA is something like 10x the value of a high pick in MLB.
Jacko
12:52
Quintana's most likely landing spot, if traded? Best guess
Dave Cameron
12:52
NYY
primantis
12:53
Who is the fangraphs writer that everyone hates who you retain to keep the team chemistry positive?
Dave Cameron
12:53
Me.
Josh
12:53
So what's the difference in the regular Plate Discipline numbers as compared to the Pitch Info Plate Discipline numbers?
Dave Cameron
12:53
The ones not labeled as Pitch Info come from BIS.
12:54
Pitch Info is generally regarded as having the best classifications and pitch data, so I'd suggest using those.
Will C.
12:54
The braves aren't capable of winning? They have been without a top 3 hitter in the NL for more than a month and have won a majority of those games AND expect him back before the allstar break. So please explain how they are not "capable of winning"
Dave Cameron
12:54
Remember when their second half record last year proved they were ready to win?
This team isn't good.
12:55
Freeman is awesome. Inciarte is good. Teheran is okay. The rest of these guys either need to be replaced or aren't ready for the big leagues.
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