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Jeffrey Todd
2:28
SORRY back to baseball
David
2:28
Who's the Mets 1B next year: Duda, Bruce, Conforto, or someone else?
Jeffrey Todd
2:29
Man that's kind of a mess. We always assume guys can just move to first, but it's easier for an infielder than an outfielder. Fielding/throwing is quite different in the infield.
I don't see them tendering Duda, honestly. But relying on either of the other guys is dangerous. Maybe sign a righty bat that could platoon with one of those two or maybe play full-time if needed?
2:30
Flores could take that role to an extent but they may need him elsewhere. NYM will be a fun team to break down this winter.
Oh I found the Tigers an OF
@TBTimes_Rays
Former #Rays OF Desmond Jennings has cleared waivers and is a free agent, I've been told.
Nick
2:30
Braves need a LH starter for next year...could Derek Holland be a possibility? Could trade for him if Rangers pick up option or sign him if not...
Jeffrey Todd
2:31
I doubt they feel they need a lefty starter. Many more concerns than starting pitcher handedness.
Otherwise a guy like Holland isn't a terrible target -- that's roughly what the Phils did last winter -- but he's a little spendy for ATL ($11MM 2017 option, $11.5MM 2018).
Oren
2:31
Michael Saunders has been pretty cold since the All-Star break. Is he still a safe candidate to get a Qualifying Offer? If so, what are the chances he accepts it?
Jeffrey Todd
2:32
Unless he pulls out of it pretty significantly I'll guess he won't end up getting one. Haven't really thought about it carefully, though.
Nick
2:32
Greg Holland could be a nice bounce back piece for someone...don't hear much about him!
Jeffrey Todd
2:33
Last I saw he's waiting til the winter. Some guys will sign with teams so they have a place to rehab. But he obviously preferred to wait, which gives him more upside and leverage. Will be interesting to see.
ColoradoDude
2:33
Curious why all the talk with Cleveland is to get Suzuki (in-division trade). Why to Hundley? Pretty decent hitter for a C. Good guy. Rockies have a very good C prospect cooling his heels in AAA.
Jeffrey Todd
2:34
I don't think the in-division thing really matters much in this scenario. Hundley? Sure, similar general type of target. He'll be a FA as well.
Gary H. Pornswinslow
2:34
Guaranteed Rate Field. Lol. Are you serious? Nothing like this to raise morale?
Jeffrey Todd
2:34
At least it makes for easy fodder for people to complain about prices. Should be entertaining.
Stubbs
2:34
Will Drew Stubbs sign by tomorrow? Do you think he'll go to a contender or a team out of the race?
Jeffrey Todd
2:35
He should, b/c somewhat like Bourjos he's a guy who could conceivably play a useful role and might even be needed in a short playoff series.
Mike
2:35
Trea turner next year- CF or SS?
Jeffrey Todd
2:35
Man, fun question. You wonder if Nats think he could simply go either way? Really opens things up.
Jason
2:35
Jeffrey Todd! I stepped outside class to ask you, what's JD Martinez worth when he's a FA?
Jeffrey Todd
2:36
Get back in there! Don't let me be your excuse for failing. Already hard enough to explain myself to my mom.

JD ... dude is now legitimately one of the most-established power hitters in the game. If his 2017 season matches what he has done, he's a younger, more defensively usable Edwin Encarnacion.
2:37
No joke -- similar numbers and career path.
2:38
[Can't believe I just wrote, "no joke." It is 1992 in my mind, apparently.]
Michael
2:38
Is it possible for the Rockies rotation to ever pitch well enough in a season to make the playoffs?
Jeffrey Todd
2:38
Not even theoretically possible, no.
Stacy
2:38
Can someone please tell me what the Braves see in getting in Brian McCann
Jeffrey Todd
2:38
Well they already traded for Matt Kemp.
Baseball Kid
2:39
What do you have to say about the Jays trading Sean ratcliffe for Grilli and his whole salary, and Storen for Benoit?
Jeffrey Todd
2:39
Hard to argue with the results.
Mike
2:39
Dodgers the biggest threat to the Cubs making the World Series?
Jeffrey Todd
2:39
Dunno but this screams poll
2:40
Biggest threat to Cubs in NL?

Nats (37.9% | 133 votes)
 
Dodgers (18.5% | 65 votes)
 
Giants (24.2% | 85 votes)
 
Mets (4.6% | 16 votes)
 
Marlins (2.3% | 8 votes)
 
Cardinals (7.7% | 27 votes)
 
Pirates (4.8% | 17 votes)
 

Total Votes: 351
Hoang
2:41
Do you believe the Braves made the right choice on bringing up Swanson ? (Starting his service clock).
Jeffrey Todd
2:41
I think they obviously felt he was ready for the exposure. If they were going to basically start him as the Opening Day SS next year anyway, then yeah, right call.
2:42
He's also valued mostly for his sturdy floor and being quick to majors. So go ahead and get it rolling I say. They probably think they have a decent chance at a .500 type of team next year that could challenge for postseason if things really break right.
Guest
2:42
May The rockies Sign Wilson ramos And Mike Napoli In The Offseason?
Jeffrey Todd
2:42
Not likely.
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