MLBTR Chat with Steve Adams 2-16-16
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Dayton Moore
4:38
Why do you rarely talk about the Royals? No respect for the reigning champs.
Steve Adams
4:38
I, quite honestly, have seen very few Royals questions in the queue
PATigersFan
4:39
Could Buxton be the next Desmond Jennings? Ridiculously high expectations that are never met?
Steve Adams
4:39
Sure, but that could be true of anyone, and Jennings was never as highly regarded as Buxton is now.
Palimarc
4:40
What kind of year to envision Mike Leake having in St. Louis.
Steve Adams
4:41
180-200 innings with a mid-3.00 ERA, middling strikeout rate, good control and ground-ball rate. That's basically who he is... can't see him taking any kind of significant step forward, but he's 28, so no reason to expect a huge decline or anything either.
BakedBean
4:41
Is Hanley Ramirez a better 1B than LF?
Steve Adams
4:41
Hard to be any worse at anything than he was in left field.
Wes
4:41
Why is Ryan Webb still a free agent? He seems like the type of reliever every team could use: durable, consistent, fairly good
Steve Adams
4:43
Teams, for whatever reason -- lack of strikeouts? so-so velocity? -- don't seem to value him much, even though he pretty consistently gets decent results. I don't have a great answer, but based on his handling with the O's/Dodgers and the lack of interest this winter, there's something about him that doesn't appeal to a large number of clubs. I'm guessing the lack of strikeouts. He'll make a nice add on a Minors deal for someone.
Guest
4:43
Do you guys still talk to Ben?
Steve Adams
4:44
Yeah I still chat with him pretty frequently, and it's fun getting together with him at the Winter Meetings if we're both there (though that's happened just once thus far, ha)
4:45
I've got to wrap it up for the week. Feel free to ask me further questions (or, in some instances -- mercilessly heckle me as if I'm forcing you to participate in this chat) on Twitter! @Adams_Steve... we'll do it again next week and Jeff's up on Thursday! Thanks all.
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