MLBTR Chat with Steve Adams 2-16-16
powered byJotCast
Steve Adams
4:19
No way the A's are moving him in Spring Training.
Wayne
4:19
Do you know anything about Kevin Maitan?
Steve Adams
4:20
Aside from the fact that the Braves are going to give him a relative boatload of money? Not much beyond what's in the same scouting reports that are available to most people out there. I haven't asked for any off-record takes/opinions on him or anything, really.
Edward
4:20
Who's the next big rookie starting pitcher to knock our socks off this year?
Steve Adams
4:21
Really excited for Lucas Giolito to eventually surface with the Nats. Jose Berrios in Minnesota, too. But Giolito's the more traditionally exciting power pitcher.
Red Sox signed Carlos Marmol. That'll get some fun comments, both on the site and on the ol' Tweet Machine.
Ichiro
4:22
How many more years do I play? Been a hell of a career, I don't want to tarnish it.
Steve Adams
4:23
He joked last year about playing till he's 50. I'd imagine as long as clubs are willing to sign him and as long as he's a remotely competent bat, he'll have a job. I don't think he needs to worry too much about tarnishing his legacy -- he's going to go down as one of the best hitters to ever walk the planet.
Steve Adams
4:23
You suck.
Steve Adams
4:23
Harsh, but fair.
B Rabbit
4:23
What's your favorite Eminem song?
Steve Adams
4:24
Till I Collapse? Haven't listened to Eminem in quite some time, haha, but that one used to get a lot of play in the locker room before track and cross country meets. (Yes, I ran because I sucked so intensely at baseball. Unfortunately)
AJ
4:24
Do you expect the Astros to do anything to try improve their 1B situation?
Steve Adams
4:25
Morneau on a one-year deal or even taking Loney in a salary dump makes so much sense for Houston. I just don't see how they go into the season with their current mix at first base.
Tom
4:25
wanna pick some actual questions instead of questions from "Eminem" and "Kanye"?
Steve Adams
4:26
LIKE THIS ONE? I'm chatting for an hour-plus every week -- taking 1-2 minutes of each for light-hearted questions is fine by me, and with most readers as well.
Alex B
4:26
Don't listen to Tom Steve I love those questions. It is more fun that way
Steve Adams
4:26
Heyooooooooo
Yaakov
4:26
THis is y JEff Todd is better then u
Steve Adams
4:26
Lots of reasons for that.
Russell
4:26
More likely to get 300 at-bats with the 2016 White Sox, Laroche or Avisail Garcia?
Steve Adams
4:27
Avi -- youth and not a ton of internal replacements, whereas they could dump ALR and stick someone else at DH.
Roy hobbs
4:28
This is stupid...how many James loney related answers can u give. Seriously the guy shouldn't even be in the MLB...
Steve Adams
4:30
Looks like I've got one more in me! Loney hit .294/.342/.404 in 1250 plate appearances from 2013-14. He's never been an elite bat, nor will he be, but he was competent at the plate just two seasons ago... suggesting he should be out of baseball is silly.
david stearns
4:30
do i see ryan braun's contract end up with him as a brewer or do i trade him before that?
Steve Adams
4:31
Tough to see him traded at present, but down the line, sure. If he has a huge first half, I can see Stearns trying to move him in July -- after the season as well, if he sustains it for a full year.
Paul
4:31
Do you have a feeling that Cueto & Samardzija will bounce back ?
Steve Adams
4:31
I think both will pitch well in San Francisco, yeah.
Ron
4:31
Player with the best chance to hit 60 homers this year?
Steve Adams
4:32
The answer to any power-related question is almost always Giancarlo Stanton. Gotta stay healthy though.
Stephen
4:32
Jay Bruce for CJ Wilson who hangs up
Steve Adams
4:33
Doesn't accomplish anything for the Reds. They want young, controllable pieces in exchange for the guys they trade away, as would any rebuilding club. Getting one year of a 35-year-old CJ Wilson doesn't help them.
Drank
4:33
I quit coming to the live chat because I never get answered. (I know there is a million questions you have to go to so this is not a complaint) But here is my question......... You said you do not see Houston going into the season with their current situation at 1B. Do you not have faith in AJ Reed? He has crushed minor league pitching. Other than him being this years Carlos Correa and spending the first part of the season in the minors to assure he does not reach Super Two status, can he not be Houstons plans at 1B this year?
Steve Adams
4:34
I said earlier in the chat as well that Reed will eventually come up. But the Astros have waited until Super Two status in the past, as you alluded to. Adding a first baseman to play regularly (or close to it) for the first two months makes a lot of sense and protects against injury as well. I do think Reed will come up this summer and I have no real reason to expect that he won't hit.
jay
4:35
Will the gourriel bros. sign with a team by April 1?
Steve Adams
4:36
Nope. They're not even free agents yet. Still need to establish residency in another country and be declared FAs by the league. Might not even sign before the end of the '16 season.
Tribe Fan
4:37
If not Uribe or Freese who will the Indians subject their fans to at 3rd
Steve Adams
4:37
Giovanny Urshela/Jose Ramirez platoon? Good defense at least.
Wes
4:37
Reaction to the Red Sox signing Carlos Marmol?
Steve Adams
4:38
Meh. Minor League deal. Doubt he makes the club or anything. No point getting invested in it or worked up by it.
Connecting...