MLBTR Live Chat: 11/11/19
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Connor Byrne
5:58
Hey everyone, let's discuss baseball so I can take my mind off two depressing facts: 1. I'm stuck in a snowstorm on Nov. 11. 2. My Buffalo Bills were dumb enough to draft Josh Allen over Lamar Jackson.
Rendon or Stras.
6:00
Do both of us stay in DC by any chance ?
Connor Byrne
6:01
There's absolutely a chance. I think both sides are motivated to stay together in the two cases, and agent Scott Boras has a good relationship with Nats ownership. That said, re-signing both Rendon and Strasburg's probably going to cost around $400MM, if not higher.
Johnny
6:02
Will Cardinals invest in pitching finally?
Connor Byrne
6:03
Not sure I see it happening to a major extent. Still have Flaherty, Mikolas, Hudson, probably Waino, maybe C-Mart if he goes back to starting.
Overbearing Padre
6:04
Who's a middle of the order bat for the future the Pads should be targeting?
Connor Byrne
6:05
Ozuna? Castellanos? Trade for Starling Marte? OF definitely looks like an area for them to target.
Jon Daniels
6:05
Am I going to make a splash at the gm meetings?
Connor Byrne
6:06
(Rangers GM Jon Daniels) - The winter meetings tend to be splashier than the GM meetings. Either way, I do expect 1-2 big moves from the Rangers this winter as they prepare to open a new stadium.
Guest
6:06
Yankees really have a chance to get Lindor or resign Didi
Connor Byrne
6:06
I believe so on both counts. If not, they could always plug Torres in at SS and LeMahieu in at 2B. They're in a good spot.
Jason L.
6:07
A's rotation in 2020 = Fiers, Montas, Luzardo, Manaea, Bassitt, Puk?    Any chance they bring back Brett Anderson or Homer Bailey as a veteran Innings Eater ?
Connor Byrne
6:07
I doubt it. Even Brett Anderson said after the season the A's are probably too overloaded w/ starters for him to return.
Question
6:08
Who wins the AL MVP? Does Trout do it again or does Bregman swipe the prize?
Connor Byrne
6:08
I'd probably just give it to Trout, but I've said that just about every year and he's "only" won twice, I think
Me
6:08
Wish me luck, just starting my picks for the contest
Jelly Gruber’s wing man
6:09
Who’s the best FA CFer in your opinion.
Connor Byrne
6:10
Brett Gardner? He's not even a full-time CFer. It's not a good class, which makes it all the more likely Starling Marte and Jackie Bradley Jr. will be traded
Jerry Reinsdorf
6:10
Do I actually finally spend a significant amount of money on free agent(s) for the White Sox?
Connor Byrne
6:11
(White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf) - I have little doubt they'll get at least one notable FA, but it's more likely to be a Castellanos than a Cole
Monkeyshines
6:11
Milwaukee goes after which pitcher...and how much can they really afford?
Connor Byrne
6:12
Someone like Cole Hamels? We've got him getting 2/30 https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/11/mlb-free-agent-predictions-2020...
Billy Nuggetmuffin
6:12
Do you think the Angels could acquire Jon Gray without giving up one of Adell, Marsh, or Jeremiah Jackson IF they also agreed to take on Wade Davis' contract?
Connor Byrne
6:13
Yes. Gray's not so good that he'd command a truly great prospect(s).
Dan
6:13
Why does every “expert” say Cole to the Angels? West Coast guy... this time last year Corbin was a “Yankee” and Harper was joining his best buddy in Chicago.
Connor Byrne
6:14
The Angels have the need, the means, and the fact that Cole's from there certainly doesn't hurt. I think they're the likeliest team to get him, but we'll see how much they're willing to offer.
Nick S
6:14
Nothing AA has done suggests the Braves will give up a pick to sign a FA, so why would anyone expect him to act differently this year?
Connor Byrne
6:16
(AA = Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos) - It's a fair question, though they're reportedly quite high on Madison Bumgarner, who'd cost a pick to sign https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/11/braves-reportedly-prioritizing-...
Mr. Baseball
6:16
Who wins the AL Manager of the Year award?
Connor Byrne
6:16
Probably Rocco Baldelli
Chris
6:16
Where will haniger end up?
Connor Byrne
6:17
I think he'll stay a Mariner. Now's not the best time to trade him after such a limited season.
Liam
6:17
Dallas Keuchel signs with the Phillies: 3 years 42 Million. Do you see that potentially happening? Also, I see the Phils as a near lock for Hamels after his comments last week.
Connor Byrne
6:18
Not unreasonable in regards to Keuchel. Not sure I'd say Hamels is a "near lock" for Philly, but it would make sense for a team w/ real questions in its rotation.
Chris
6:18
Seahawks or 49ers tonight?
Connor Byrne
6:18
Tough one. Give me Russell Wilson.
SDJanson
6:19
The right two players win the ROY’s today?
Connor Byrne
6:19
Absolutely
Matt
6:19
If Shaq wanted to own a Team Orlando could he.
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