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4:07
Define blue chip.
Jeffrey Todd
4:07
Top 5 leaguewide.
4:08
Or a little more than that, maybe ... depends how many really elite prospects there are. Superstar potential, near-ish to majors.
IQ
4:08
Let's phrase it a different way - what would WSH want for Giolito?
Jeffrey Todd
4:09
I don't think they are interested in trading him. I think they want to use him judiciously this year, possibly plug him into the rotation full-time for 2017 and then enjoy him for quite some time as an affordable, top-tier pitcher. (That's the upside scenario, of course.)
Bare
4:10
Do J. Niese or J. Locke have any trade value?
Jeffrey Todd
4:10
Not really.
I mean, yes, they do, but not anything beyond "sure we'll take most of his salary and throw a guy your way"
Sox fan 50 years
4:11
I've asked five questions about Sale, which could be one of the biggest blockbusters in history, with no reply. Sad face!
Jeffrey Todd
4:11
Already answered several more on him than I probably should have.
Not like he' sjust being auctioned off right now, far as we know.
Tanner
4:11
Curious why the M's are linked to Jay Bruce. IMHO Seattle needs a #2 /#3 starter or true lead off hitter. Bruce seems like a move Jack Z would make, all or nothing type of bat. What are your thoughts?
Jeffrey Todd
4:11
Doesn't seem like the best fit to me either.
Tony
4:12
Just finished taking the bar. Any words of wisdom while I wait
Jeffrey Todd
4:12
Enjoy not working while you can.
And congrats! (and good luck)
JT
4:13
Sale is a cut above the rest.
Jeffrey Todd
4:13
I mean, there are better pitchers, but not many. If it looks likely he'll be moved, we'll chat about him all day.
Nate
4:14
Aside from Wieters, two of the three who accepted the QO have been awful. Does this affect the QO market this winter?
Jeffrey Todd
4:14
No, I don't think their performance matters too much. But the fact that agents are changing their valuations changes the team-side calculus.
Going on two hours
4:14
Thanks for sticking around so long! Enjoyed it!
Jeffrey Todd
4:14
Whoa, it has been quite a while!
4:15
I enjoyed it as well.
But it's time I got back to writing for the site.
Unless we're able to squeeze in an impromptu chat, this'll be the last one before deadline day. Enjoy the build-up!
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