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Jeffrey Todd
3:11
Low-level guy who has a lot of development but some intriguing tools, or higher-level guy with low ceiling but a solid performance record. Nothing special, I wouldn't expect.
Brick
3:11
Minnesota needs to move mauer?
Jeffrey Todd
3:12
Who's buying?
Nick
3:12
Did you watch the documentary Fastball
Jeffrey Todd
3:12
No but I intend to.
HopDevil
3:12
What is a realistic return for the Pirates if they deal Melancon? Top 100 prospect? plus?
Jeffrey Todd
3:12
Maybe a back-end top-100 guy.
Cliff Pennington
3:13
Could the Braves get Todd Frazier?
Jeffrey Todd
3:13
Not sure why I keep seeing people asking about the Braves going after players like Frazier and Lucroy. Both are FAs after 2017.
Danny
3:13
Any rumblings on Nick Markakis?
Jeffrey Todd
3:14
Nothing that would register on the richter scale. Maybe the rumblings that my 2yo boy creates by running around uncontrollably in the morning.
He's a marginal trade candidate and we haven't heard much chatter, but could be dealt, sure.
Nick
3:14
What do you think Dan straily would cost in this trade market.
Jeffrey Todd
3:15
Very little, but that's just why the Reds won't be super motivated to deal him. He's a useful player given where that teams is at and I think they'll keep him for cheap rotation stability.
Jack Sabin
3:15
Hello, can you answer this question Mr, Todd, what is the chance VV can bring back some good prospects?
Jeffrey Todd
3:16
I believe I did. It's not a good time to deal him, but certainly he has quite a bit of value. Problem is, contenders aren't going to be quite as willing to unload the farm in order to get him NOW since he's still a bit of an unfinished product. And the Phils have no reason at all to deal him -- he is precisely the kind of high-upside piece they should be trying to get, and are surely excited to have.
cm
3:16
Odds of Brew Crew dealing Jeffress
Jeffrey Todd
3:16
50/50, give or take 10%.
Austin
3:17
Opinion on Joey Gallo? More Chris Davis or Russell Branyon?
Jeffrey Todd
3:17
If I knew that I wouldn't be chatting with you right now!
Andrew
3:17
Joe Smith seems like exactly the kind of Cardinals move you predicted earlier
Jeffrey Todd
3:17
Yes, he does.
paulhanlon
3:17
Is the market for Danny Valencia as soft as it seems? What might it take for a team like CLE to get him?
Jeffrey Todd
3:18
It does seem that way. Haven't heard him mentioned much at all. There are ... let's call them whispers out there that he is not highly-regarded in the clubhouse. Maybe that's why.
Mike B
3:19
It has been reported Walt is very unhappy with the offers he has been receiving for Bruce - what are teams offering? What does Walt expect?
Jeffrey Todd
3:20
Ha. I mean, I don't know, but it does seem there's some drag on his market -- is it that teams agree with defensive metrics? Or are concerned with the last two years? Some of both?
I don't know what should be expected, but I think it's time for Cinci to take what it can get.
Brandt3463
3:20
Do you think the Royals can get a haul similar to Chapman if they trade Davis alone?
Jeffrey Todd
3:21
Yeah, that and a bit more, at least if we're willing to assume that Chapman sets the market. If nobody is willing to bid that high, though, they'll have to take what they can or hold -- which is a perfectly reasonable strategy, too.
AdrianGonzalez23
3:21
Could the Dodgers get Carlos Gonzalez
Jeffrey Todd
3:21
They can get just about whoever they want.
Jimmy
3:22
Change it up a little what do you think about the playoff format not changing this year again... I belive the wild card game needs to be a 2 out of 3 double header series. Play a double header at the team with better record. If final 3rd game needed, game next day at the other teams field.
Jeffrey Todd
3:22
I'd be in favor of that, generally, but the question is how badly it would hamper the winning team in the divisional round. Maybe too big a blow to their pitching to make it viable.
3:23
It would be a much better way to decide who advances, though, even if it takes away some drama.
Guest
3:23
Sox asking for Top 5 Prospect and 2 lower level prospects for James Shields per Bruce Levine thoughts?
Jeffrey Todd
3:23
Sounds expensive to me.
Matt Klentak
3:23
Twitter is going nuts over Lucroy sitting vs a lefty
Jeffrey Todd
3:24
You never know when a little move like that is actually the time that something's cooking. Pads sat Upton, though they forthrightly acknowledged it was b/c he was being dealt.
But it's probably nothing : )
Nick Markakis
3:25
Speaking of me, do I really have a bad contract?
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