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Dave Cameron
12:21
So, no.
Jack
12:22
If Devers projects for a 91 wRC+ right now, is it even worth trying to trade to get...roughly that same production? Or is it just a question of risk/safety? Thanks!
Dave Cameron
12:22
I would just promote Devers.
Some RH corner guy who could platoon with him and Moreland would be useful too.
Zonk
12:23
The Brewers lead is suddenly 1 game, radically changing their playoff odds.  Does that also change their trade deadline calculus, in your opinion?
Dave Cameron
12:23
Yeah, they can't expect to win the division any more, so now you're looking at what would help you in a potential Wild Card game.
That's probably relievers.
Kevin
12:24
Just how impressive is this White Sox stable of prospects? I don't remember the Cubs/twins/Red Sox/Yankees or any other farm system recently having this crop of top 100 (and top 30) guys
Dave Cameron
12:24
I wrote about this yesterday, but I think a good chunk of the White Sox new acquisitions are overhyped. This is a good system, but it's not historically special. The Braves, Padres, and Dodgers have similar or better systems right now.
Dom
12:25
Would you say that knowledge of Spanish is an important skill to have to enter the baseball ops department from the data side?  Similarly, would it be a barrier to enter the industry?
Dave Cameron
12:25
Being bilingual will absolutely help you land a job in baseball.
12:26
Even if you're going for an analyst position, sometimes those guys get sent to the airport to pick up a guy and drive him somewhere, and being able to communicate with the Latin players in the organization will be seen as a plus.
Ed in Iowa
12:27
Who will bring a greater return: Zach Britton or Sonny Gray, and is it close?
Dave Cameron
12:28
Gray by a mile. All this talk about monster returns for Britton ignores the fact that he does not look healthy. Has 4/3 K/BB since coming off DL for second time. I don't think I'd trade for him right now.
BartolosChin
12:29
Everyone is focusing on the Indians nabbing a potential SP at the deadline, but wouldn't they be best served going all out for Britton or someone of the like? Hard to imagine getting past 6/7/8/9 from Shaw, Allen, Miller, Britton
Dave Cameron
12:29
Allen has quietly been terrible since May. Yeah, I think they need another arm down there.
Doug the Dog
12:30
What do you think Justin Wilson returns for the Tigers?
Dave Cameron
12:30
He'll bring back a lot. Maybe not a top 50 guy, but a 51-100 guy and some stuff.
JTT
12:30
Do you think Verlander gets moved, in any capacity?
Dave Cameron
12:30
In August, maybe.
12:31
I could see him getting moved to whatever contender doesn't land an SP at the deadline in August, especially if Detroit offers to kick in $20 or $30 million.
Cody
12:31
do you think the Mariners trade for a starter? who do you think they'd target?
Dave Cameron
12:32
Could see Dipoto going after Estrada
Fits the type of SP he's acquired a lot of
sufjan stevens
12:32
Has the price on relievers gone down since last season? 3 months of Chapman went for Gleyber Torres last year, and the returns we've seen for (worse) but still very good relievers like Doolittle/Madson and Kahnle/Robertson don't seem quite as substantial.
Dave Cameron
12:32
The Chapman deal was the outlier.
Miller deal was perfectly reasonable, and lots of other normal-priced RP deals last year.
12:33
Cubs just massively overpaid for Chapman.
Kevin
12:33
I said last year that I think Jake Arrieta would be absolutely filthy in the Andrew Miller playoff role but that we'd probably never see it. If the Cubs add another starter (maybe Darvish?), is it possibly we could actually see it?
Dave Cameron
12:33
Can't imagine Arrieta lets team move him to the bullpen right before he becomes a free agent.
Neutral Observer
12:34
Why wouldn't the Tigers just eat Verlander's entire contract in a trade? They have to pay him anyway, may as well get a better return in exchange.
Dave Cameron
12:34
Ownership wants to cut payroll.
VanExelent
12:34
Would it make sense for LA to call up Buehler this year as late season/postseason bullpen arm?
Dave Cameron
12:34
Think that's the plan, but he was awful in his Triple-A debut yesterday.
Kershaw's Left Arm
12:35
After seeing McCarthy struggle last night, are the Dodgers more motivated to trade for a right handed starter to fit in a postseason rotation with Kershaw, Wood, and Hill?
Dave Cameron
12:35
Maeda is fine.
Jack
12:36
What do you make of Pat Neshek's trade value? Not your prototypical relief ace, but a solid K-BB% and a long history of inducing weak contact.
Dave Cameron
12:36
Don't think he'll bring back a haul. Not a stuff guy, and people are always wary of these lower velocity guys in the postseason.
Moltar
12:37
Should the Dodgers be in on Darvish or another playoff-calibre starter? I know they are world beaters right now, but their rotation is still Kershaw and a lot of question marks (Wood is great right now but might not sustain, Hill is an injury risk, the rest are a shrug emoji). We've seen in countless postseasons the Dodgers try to run Kershaw out there on short rest, and I think they should do everything possible for that to not happen again.
Dave Cameron
12:37
Wood is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and has been basically every time he's ever been healthy, which he certainly looks like right now. Hill is no riskier than most teams #3 starters. Maeda is a good #4. They're fine.
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