MLBTR Chat with Steve Adams 2-9-16
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mike
2:34
Seinfeld or parks and rec
Steve Adams
2:34
I can't choose between them I love them both like my children
Danny
2:34
Pirates should sign Cliff Lee?
Steve Adams
2:35
If they fit his "ideal scenario" or whatever his agent's terminology was, absolutely.
Trev
2:35
Why are teams like the Pirates/Royals considered small market? They must be extremely profitable over the last couple seasons? Doesn't all the money they make make them have a bigger market/payroll?
Steve Adams
2:37
If ticket sales were the sole means of revenue for a team, sure, they'd be in great shape. But both of those teams has a crap TV contract, and both are in metro areas with populations that pale in comparison to the larger markets around the game.
J
2:37
Angels and Twins line up as trade partners? Pitching for bats? Maybe go back to Plouffe rumors if Sano doesn't stick in OF?
Steve Adams
2:38
There's a fit on paper, but the Twins don't want to move Plouffe and the Angels wouldn't want his $7.25MM salary, as it'd put them over the luxury tax. Don't hold your breath.
Honey Badger
2:38
FACT:FICTION? Jaun Uribe will end up with The San Francisco Giants?
Steve Adams
2:38
Fact: Even Juan Uribe doesn't know where he's going to sign yet.
Blake
2:38
Mariners should have just taken a chance on Cliff Lee instead of trading for Miley. Hated them giving up Carson Smith, and Elias would have been fine as a backup. Odds Lee puts up better numbers than Miley this year if Lee plays?
Steve Adams
2:40
Lee didn't throw a single pitch last season and never underwent surgery to repair a tear in his flexor tendon. I don't think there's any reasonable way to suggest that he's somehow a better bet for a productive year than Miley. I'll agree, though, that trading Smith for Miley was probably my least favorite of Dipoto's moves this winter. I've just never been a big Miley fan, whereas Smith looks elite in an admittedly small sample. Dipoto clearly loves Miley though, as he drafted him in Arizona and has now traded for him in Seattle.
Matt E
2:40
Any of these deals with opt out clauses you think the player will actually opt in?
Steve Adams
2:41
Ian Kennedy and Wei-Yin Chen are the two easiest ones to see doing so, though anyone could opt in thanks to a poorly timed injury or a Desmond-esque platform season.
Coppy
2:41
Freeman, Bourn and Lucas Sims for Headley, Bird, and Gary Sanchez, does Cash hang up on me?
Steve Adams
2:41
Emphatically.
Stinger
2:42
Good call on JotCast, it's been working great over at FanGraphs.
Steve Adams
2:42
Easy enough to use so far. Feedback from today's crowd is appreciated. Better or worse than Dilmot, folks?
2:43
Which chat software do you prefer?

Jotcast (This week's) (72.3% | 256 votes)
 
Dilmot (What we've been using for the past few months) (27.7% | 98 votes)
 

Total Votes: 354
Polls are easy enough to make, too! Huzzah.
Evan
2:43
Do you think that Raisel Iglesias would start in AAA to nurse his arm, and also for the Reds to manipulate his service time?
Steve Adams
2:44
Iglesias signed a seven-year, $27MM Major League contract with the Reds. He's making the same money for the foreseeable future anyway. He should start in the Majors.
Brewcrewmike
2:45
When does Orlando Arcia get called up to the Majors?
Steve Adams
2:45
Mid-June seems reasonable as long as he's hitting well in the Minors. No reason for Milwaukee to start his service clock earlier in what's sure to be a losing season anyway. Mid-June will gain them an extra year of service and should keep him from reaching Super Two status.
Guest
2:46
Operation is smother than Dilmot but it is not very visually appealing
Steve Adams
2:47
I might be able to play around with that and make it look a little more contemporary in the settings in future chats if we stick with this.
Ben
2:47
Why did the twins sign Carlos Quentin? He's not going to put up numbers. Your thoughts?
Steve Adams
2:48
Minor League deal -- doesn't really matter. There's no risk for the team or anything. I'm sure they want some competition for Oswaldo Arcia in camp, and he could conceivably push him for that final bench spot. I doubt Quentin makes the team, but there's no real harm done in inviting him to camp.
Charlie Kelly
2:48
Do you think Service Time/ Teams postponing players call ups to add control will come up in the next CBA Negotiations?
Steve Adams
2:49
Nothing's been done to alter it in the past, and it's hardly a new phenomenon. I think the qualifying offer and international signing systems/international draft will be much larger issues.
Re2pect
2:49
Jot works better on mobile, which is how I tune in on Tuesdays
Steve Adams
2:49
Definitely good to know, thanks.
Stearns
2:49
Why wouldn't the Pirates take a flier on Garza if the Brewers eat significant salary?
Steve Adams
2:50
If they wanted a pitcher who had a terrible 2015 and has a poor clubhouse rep, they could've just signed Latos. I don't get the incentive to add Garza from Pittsburgh's side of things, really.
tom
2:51
Does Uribe make too much sence for the Yankees
Steve Adams
2:51
I actually don't think he makes a ton of sense there -- at least not from the player perspective. He's still a decent enough all-around player that he could start somewhere, in my mind. Which is why Cleveland makes the most sense to me.
MLB Fan
2:51
Will there be a change soon to the QA system in mlb?
Steve Adams
2:53
I expect some changes in the QO system following the upcoming wave of CBA negotiations, yeah. I doubt it's done away with or entirely overhauled, but there will be some changes. I'd like to see some form of sliding scale, where the pick or tax you pay on a signing correlates with size of the contract. (Actually, I'd just like to see the connection between the draft and free agency severed entirely, but I don't think that's going to happen)
shmalex
2:53
who takes the closing job in arizona?
Steve Adams
2:53
Still going to be Ziegler.
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