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Michael
2:42
Are the Braves and Phillies targeting next year to contend?
Jeffrey Todd
2:43
Sort of a get the ball rolling year, I guess. Phils especially should have $$$ to put out there and see if they get lucky.
Quick Question
2:43
The Mariners have like 15 solid relievers throughout their system b/c of injuries and so on. What do they do with all of them before next season?
Jeffrey Todd
2:44
Well, as this season has shown, you often won't see all those guys in the majors at the same time. Plus, so long as they have options, it is often quite advantageous to be able to cycle guys through.
And if all else fails, or you need some 40-man space, you cash 'em in for other needs.
DAVE H.
2:44
I agree with you twins should move plouffe and suzuki by thurs get something for both of them.
Jeffrey Todd
2:45
I have Plouffe as a likely non-tender this fall, FWIW. If that's how they see it, yeah, they could probably just stand to get whatever they can.
They may not.
Chauncy Uppercrust
2:45
Haven't seen any baseball questions for awhile?
Jeffrey Todd
2:46
WHOA this is an insider reference ... friends and family in the chat.
Jimmy
2:46
Kris Bryant the NL MVP?
Jeffrey Todd
2:46
Trending that way for me. Love the positional flexibility and the baserunning and all that little stuff, too, I'm a sucker for it.
Brett J
2:47
Does Kazmir opt out of his contract with the Dodgers?
Jeffrey Todd
2:47
Man, I don't know that I'm ready to answer that. Seems like it'll be a fairly close call. He'll be tagged with a QO if he does, but the market is so thin.
Let's do a poll.
2:48
Will Scott Kazmir opt out?

Yes (43.3% | 81 votes)
 
No (56.7% | 106 votes)
 

Total Votes: 187
BTW the plurality says the Nats are the biggest threat to the Cubs in the NL
There was 1 vote for the Marlins
PATigersFan
2:48
It's ok, Jeffrey - talking Tebow IS talking baseball - at least today...
Jeffrey Todd
2:48
Kinda
Torres
2:48
Gallo perfect match with the Yankees right handed heavy lineup next year.He is young power hitting third baseman,something the Yankees could use
Jeffrey Todd
2:49
Well, then what will you be offering to acquire this perfect young power hitter?
Bus
2:49
Based on Maddon's comments (and others i.e. Coppy) do you feel that defensive sabermetrics are unreliable?
Jeffrey Todd
2:50
I have never felt comfortable just relying on them as gospel, but it's hard to find a clear source of info. The one thing that I wondered about re Maddon's comments, though [paraphrasing]: "we just moved Dex back & his metrics improved." Okay, so does that reflect on your previously poor positioning or the metrics?
I genuinely don't know.
Kent
2:51
If the Padres were to try and acquire Jose Quintana this offseason, what would a potential deal look like? Hed be perfect for them, and the Sox are reportedly willing to trade him(for some reason)
Jeffrey Todd
2:51
Would require a haul of near-MLB talent. They'd probably be after Hedges and a talented OF, or something like that -- guys they could basically plug into the MLB lineup and hope for the best.
GSon
2:52
Biggest impact from the Trading Deadline?? Andrew Miller with the Indians? Not yet fully revealed?
Jeffrey Todd
2:52
I'll go with still TBD, but Miller ain't a bad choice. He's just automatic zeros right now. Not fair.
Bus
2:53
Hit King, Ichiro or Rose?
Jeffrey Todd
2:53
Ichiro, only b/c Rose decided to whine about it. Seriously, I don't know why people get worked up. Ichiro is legitimately amazing -- so was Rose, in his way.
Andy
2:54
Which Yankee jersey should I get? I'm leaning towards Gary Sanchez
Jeffrey Todd
2:54
Didi!
Cole
2:54
Hamels AL CY?
Jeffrey Todd
2:55
Wouldn't protest.
Torres
2:55
Mateo or Torres,Tyler Austin,and 2 lower level prospects for Gallo.Would that work
Jeffrey Todd
2:55
See that's hard to know - how much does each team like each of those particular prospects? Doesn't sound particularly likely, though.
Guest
2:55
Why do people ask ?'s like, what's this player worth $ wise or how much do you think their next contract is? I don't get it
Jeffrey Todd
2:56
Well that is quite a lot of what we cover at MLBTR.
GM Dayton Moore
2:56
Royals have Moose, Cultbert and Dozier for 3rd base next year, what teams are looking for 3rd's and what can Royals fetch for these players??
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