MLBTR Live Chat: 1/27/20
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Connor Byrne
6:05
Hello. We'll get going shortly...
My GG's Reds #1 Fan
6:06
Whats next for Cincinnati
Connor Byrne
6:07
I'm still not in love with their catcher/shortstop situations. More relief help wouldn't hurt, either.
Bernie's arm flailing
6:07
Do you think the Padres will be stuck with Wil Myers for 2020?
Connor Byrne
6:08
If they "only" half to eat half of his contract to get rid of hi, they should. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/01/latest-on-padres-red-sox-talks-...
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Reds fan 2002
6:08
Gotta ask the obvious: Thoughts on Castellanos signing? From both sides, especially with the opt-out
Connor Byrne
6:09
I salute Scott Boras for finding a way to get his client a 4/64 guarantee in late January, especially after the similarly valuable Ozuna got 1/18. That said, it's a reasonable enough gamble for the Reds, as expectations entering the offseason were that Castellanos would end up with a deal in that range.
Jz
6:10
who lands betts?
Connor Byrne
6:10
I'm going to guess the Padres find a way to get it done.
name
6:10
Lindor -> Reds?
Connor Byrne
6:11
It would make sense, particularly with Senzel now movable https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/01/reds-considering-nick-senzel-tr...
Tyler Buchanan
6:11
What are your thoughts on tje Marte trade? Dbacks perspective
Connor Byrne
6:12
I like it for both sides. If that's a cop-out answer, so be it
Josh bell
6:12
Seems like the Pirates should trade me and sell high because they arent contending when im under control
Connor Byrne
6:13
They should at least listen to offers. Going back to the summer, Bell's agent, Boras, didn't sound hopeful about a long-term deal, and the Pirates probably won't win anything during JB's remaining years of control.
Braves in 2020
6:14
Any chance the Braves pivot to Mike Clevinger?
Connor Byrne
6:14
They should make a call. Doesn't mean the Indians are parting with him. The asking price is reportedly sky-high.
Willy
6:15
What do the Rays need to do to be taken seriously as a legit world series contender in 2020?
Connor Byrne
6:15
A healthy Snell and Glasnow? Anyone who doesn't take that team seriously should change his/her mind.
Angels Fan
6:16
Can the Angels still find a top pitcher
Connor Byrne
6:17
It's going to be extremely difficult. Free agency's pretty much barren. Clevinger, Jon Gray, Matt Boyd, Chris Archer come to mind as guys who could end up in trades, but the first three would cost a ton & Archer has been pretty bad of late (though he did rebound as last year went along)
Vjg
6:17
Surprise WS pick?
Connor Byrne
6:17
The aforementioned Rays and A's come to mind
Cubs Fan
6:18
Can I find anything positive about this offseason?
Connor Byrne
6:18
I can't really think of anything. Sorry. Would be nice to get the Kris Bryant grievance results sometime this century.
Question
6:19
What percent of questions get answered on here?
Connor Byrne
6:19
Don't know, but it's low. Tons of questions, so little time.
Timmy Lupus
6:19
WhEre does Yasiel Puig end up?
Connor Byrne
6:20
I'd guess Detroit, but GM Al Avila recently put the kibosh on that. Miami got Dickerson and Joyce. Cincy's out. Back to Cleveland?
6:21
Texas?
Yankees
6:22
Why not Yankees as WS Favorite after they signed Cole? i understand players play on field not paper?  what still area of need Yankees lacking besides injuries they took as team last season?
Connor Byrne
6:23
I think they are the favorites. The other person asked for surprise picks, so I gave a couple. Bullpen/middle infield depth/lefty bat could still be areas for NYY to look at, though.
Mariners
6:24
Would a Jackie Bradley for Dee Gordon and a little cash make sense for both teams?
Connor Byrne
6:24
I don't think so. Boston could do better than that in a JBJ trade.
Nostradamus
6:24
World Series 2020 Yankees vs. Dodgers.  Will I look smart once again?
Connor Byrne
6:25
It's as logical a prediction as any.
Dipoto
6:25
When do I find a suitable deal for Kyle Seager? Ever?
Connor Byrne
6:26
I don't see it happening this offseason, especially with Kris Bryant and Arenado overshadowing Seager on the market.
Rick Hahn
6:26
Should I sign Hunter Pence or Brian Dozier??
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