Live Chat with MLBTR's Steve Adams: 7/25/17
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Brady
4:27
Why has there been no chatter on jedd Gyrko? Boston needs a 3b and Gyrko is having a good season on a team that should sell.
Steve Adams
4:27
Controlled beyond this season and the Cards are only four back in the division
Lisa
4:27
Who do phillies trade by next week?
Steve Adams
4:28
Howie Kendrick, Pat Neshek and probably Jeremy Hellickson (along with a big ol' chunk of cash)
Adios pelota!
4:28
true or false Nunez is this years version on Ben Zobrist. Relatively good hitter plays super utility
Steve Adams
4:28
Zobrist was a better player than Nunez currently is.
O's in MT
4:28
8 of top 10 prospects are international signings yet DD refuses to go after international players. Orioles are in trouble the next 10 years
Steve Adams
4:28
I'd imagine that's more an ownership thing than Duquette.
Steve
4:29
Is Matt Chapman a future gold glove winner as soon as next year?
Steve Adams
4:29
Scouts love love love Chapman's defense. I don't know that it'll be next year but from everything I've been told and the few instances I've seen him, it seems plausible to expect that he'll win one at some point.
Cards Fan
4:29
Marco Gonzales returned a top 100 Prospect but Lance Lynn will not?  How is that?
Steve Adams
4:30
O'Neill wasn't a consensus top 100 entering the season, has had a poor first half, and is controlled for six years. Lynn is earning almost $8MM and is controlled for 2 months. Cards fans are really upset about this Lance Lynn thing, ha.
29 Other GMs
4:30
Is Cody Bellinger untouchable?
Steve Adams
4:30
Most certainly.
Ross Atkins
4:31
Does Kendrys Morales have any trade value?
Steve Adams
4:31
more than $20M remaining beyond this season, no defensive value, not hitting -- nope
4:32
I should say not hitting especially well. He's been average-ish... which is not what you want out of a DH-only with a $10MM+ salary entering his mid-30s
Kris Davis
4:32
Do I get traded by July 31st?
Steve Adams
4:32
Don't think so
Craig
4:33
Rapid fire, where do these SP go:  Darvish, Gray, Verlander?
Steve Adams
4:33
Get ready for what you will surely consider a very boring answer
Stays in Texas, Milwaukee, stays in Detroit
Mark Shapiro
4:33
Would trading Roberto Osuna be a good idea or bad idea?
Steve Adams
4:34
I'd absolutely be listening on him. Simply taking the best package someone offers doesn't make sense, of course, but setting a high bar and moving him if a team is willing to cross that threshold? Sure.
Loki
4:35
Bellinger for Judge straight up. Who hangs up first?
Steve Adams
4:35
Both would probably say no. They're both awesome and controllable, and look at the marketing value each already has in his respective city. The PR hit alone would be a nightmare
Ross Atkins
4:36
Should i buy out Kendrys?
Steve Adams
4:36
There's no buying him out unless you mean just release him and eat the money. I say just hold him and hope for better results in 2018. All you can do (short of moving him for some similarly ugly contract this winter)
Mojo
4:37
What would it take to get Avila to the Rockies?
Steve Adams
4:38
A better offer than the Cubs are willing to make, ha. I don't have a specific prospect name for you, but it shouldn't cost one of their very best minor leaguers or anything, and the Rox have a nice system. Gather the guys in their 15-25ish rankings, put their names in a hat and go with that one. Predicting specific trades is pure guesswork, honestly, and I feel I'd be misleading you if I offered up 1-2 actual names.
Jesse
4:39
What's your favorite color?
Steve Adams
4:39
GREEN
ok
I'm going to wrap up this week
I tried to stick around longer since it's deadline season and we've had literally thousands in this chat.
4:40
Thanks for the great turnout and the participation -- Jason tomorrow at 6:30pm, Jeff Tuesday at 2pm CT
I'm on Twitter for more questions if you like: @Adams_Steve
Enjoy deadline week!
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