Live Chat with MLBTR's Steve Adams: 7/25/17
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Steve Adams
4:11
I don't see why they wouldn't market Jim Johnson and based on how many reporters are talking him up lately, I assume that's what they're doing, ha. The Garcia return was underwhelming, but it was never realistic to expect much of a return for a guy that has topped 150 IP once since 2011 and has modest K/BB numbers at best with a $12MM salary.
4:12
They got a lotto ticket that was pretty well regarded a couple years ago and now isn't, and they saved almost $5MM -- that's not a bad outcome for them.
Pat Neshek
4:12
Can I get a top ten nats prospect and a throw in?
Steve Adams
4:14
Maybe their 9th or 10th best and a throw-in, sure, but again -- don't get too obsessed with the rankings. They're a good guideline, but they're in a constant state of flux. Baseball America is in the midst of re-releasing their organizational Top 10s, and I'd bet if you asked them a month after the Nats' list is released, the ordering of that list would already vary to some extent.
Duquette
4:14
If I get rid of Seth smith and Wellington Castillo do I call up Sisco and Austin Hays?
Steve Adams
4:14
Sisco sure. Hays has 28 games in Double-A. Pump the brakes there.
Alex
4:15
After calling up Devers, what are odds Boston still trades for 3B/IF?
Steve Adams
4:15
Largely dependent on how Devers performs in these few games I think. As I said earlier I still think Lowrie, Nunez or someone of that ilk ends up in Boston
Johnny
4:16
clevinger, nova, straily, wacha ranking for rest of season?
Steve Adams
4:16
Wacha, Nova, Straily, Clev
BigDaddyCarnage
4:17
Devil's advocate deal: Moustakas to the Red Sox for whom? How do we do a deal that helps both teams?
Steve Adams
4:17
Can't see a scenario where the Royals move Moose before the deadline. The Sox will just get a different 3B option if/when they decide to make a move there
Who is...
4:18
...most likely to be closer for rest of season:  Barraclough, Hand, or Swarzak?
Steve Adams
4:18
Barraclough. I expect Hand and Swarzak to both be traded
Lance Lynn
4:18
Do you think I will command a Top 100 prospect?
Steve Adams
4:18
Nope
AJ
4:18
Does Jesus Sanchez and Lucius Fox get Brad Hand to Tampa?
Steve Adams
4:18
I do not believe it would, no
Lon
4:19
Other than relievers,will Orioles make any moves?
Steve Adams
4:19
Could see Seth Smith sent somewhere, but as stated before, it's a buyers' market for corner guys. Don't look for much of a return.
Russ Atkins
4:19
If you were me, would you blow it up and start over or trade some pieces and re-tool for a run next year?
Steve Adams
4:20
I don't think it has to be one or the other. Trade the rentals, listen on Happ, Stroman, JD, Osuna but only move them for enormous hauls that include some MLB-ready talent that can help in 2018... there's a way they can look to be respectable in 2018 without completely ignoring all trade offers.
TommyLasordid
4:21
Britton for Calhoun straight up. Deal?
Steve Adams
4:21
Think Dodgers would ask another piece but that gets the ball rolling probably.
Mike
4:21
Which player would command a higher return: Darvish or Gray?
Steve Adams
4:21
Gray
NY4L
4:22
Jorge Mateo or Miguel Andujar for Lance Lynn? Is that fair value or too much?
Steve Adams
4:22
More than I'd give for Lynn and I don't even love Mateo necessarily.
Johan Camargo
4:23
Should the Braves take advantage of my incredibly high BABIP performance while they can?
Steve Adams
4:23
I dont know what you're suggesting... are you saying sell high on him? Every other team around the league would be well aware of the same thing you just referenced.
Craig
4:24
Are Bueller and Verdugo untouchable, or would Archer's availability change that?
Steve Adams
4:24
Archer would absolutely get the Dodgers to loosen their stance there, but Archer won't be made available.
Chat Forum Sr. Editor
4:24
You meant the Orioles would ask for another piece, not the Dodgers.
Steve Adams
4:24
I did. Thank you editor!
Steve
4:24
What could the reds get from wash or dodgers for Iglesias if he were available
Steve Adams
4:25
Just kind of rummage through the top 3-4 prospects of each org, pick one, and then slap on a handful of other useful pieces to add to the deal. He's awesome with 4 years of control remaining... should bring back one top-shelf piece and a handful of other good parts at least.
Sam
4:25
I really don't understand why the Yankees haven't traded for Duda. Dude is running a .900 OPS as a lefty 1B and would be a massive upgrade to the guys they have now and shouldn't be expensive
Steve Adams
4:26
I'm a little surprised they haven't pulled the trigger on Duda or Alonso myself, to be honest
Rick Hahn
4:26
Is my farm system better than Atlanta's yet?
Steve Adams
4:27
Some will say yeah, some will disagree. It's a subjective thing. There are arguments that Atlanta's has more depth so it's better, some would prefer Chicago's top-heavy nature since it has so many more potential impact pieces up there. Both are among the 3-4 best in baseball... I don't think it much matters that one be deemed superior.
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